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Trends and patterns of one-person households in the Philippines, 1990-2010

Jeofrey B. Abalos, National University of Singapore
Wei-Jun Yeung, National University of Singapore

This paper aims to: 1) investigate the changes in the prevalence and composition of one-person households (OPH), 2) examine the demographic and socioeconomic factors associated with the changes in OPH, and 3) assess the individual-level and contextual factors associated with the propensity to live alone. Data are drawn from the 1990, 2000, and 2010 Philippine census microdata. Descriptive analyses present the changing trends and composition of OPH. Fixed-effects models at the municipal level examine how contextual factors are associated with the changing prevalence of OPH, while two-level random-intercept logistic regression models assess the joint influence of individual-level and contextual-level factors on the propensity to live alone. Preliminary results show that the prevalence of OPH is positively associated with population aging and union dissolution, and negatively associated with marriage delay in the Philippines.

Keywords: Family demography, Population ageing, Census data

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  Presented in Session 101. Living Arrangements in a Global Perspective