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Author Boquet, Yves,
Title The Philippine archipelago / Yves Boquet.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017.

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Author Boquet, Yves,
Series Springer geography.
Springer geography.
Subject Philippines.
Philippines -- Economic conditions.
Philippines -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 848 pages) : illustrations (some color).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 26, 2017).
Contents Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; References; Part I: Land, History and People; Chapter 2: 7107 Islands; 2.1 Sea and Land Intertwined: The Terraqueous Character of the Philippines; 2.1.1 Islands, Seas and Lakes; 2.1.2 Shorelines; 2.1.3 Philippine Seas and EEZ; 2.2 Mountainous Islands from the Ring of Fire; 2.2.1 Physiography of the Philippines; 2.2.2 The Complex Origin of the Philippine Archipelago; 2.3 The High Level of Maritimity of the Archipelago; 2.3.1 Coastal Population; 2.3.2 People of the Sea: The Badjao "Sea Gypsies"; 2.3.3 Dangers from the Sea
Chapter 5: From US Colony to Independent Country: The Construction of a State5.1 The American Colonization of the Philippines; 5.2 The Independence of the Philippines; 5.2.1 The Commonwealth of the Philippines; 5.2.2 The Japanese Invasion; 5.2.3 Independence; 5.3 The Republic of the Philippines; 5.3.1 From Democracy to Martial Law; 5.3.2 "People Power": The EDSA Revolution; 5.3.3 The Post-Marcos Years; References; Chapter 6: 100 Million Filipinos; 6.1 The Rising Number of Filipinos; 6.1.1 Growth Population Data; 6.1.2 A Young Country; 6.1.3 A Sexually Active Filipino Youth
6.1.4 Determinants of Fertility6.1.5 The Role of the Catholic Church in High Fertility Rates; 6.1.6 Fertility and Infant Mortality; 6.2 A Slower Population Growth and Its Expected Benefits; 6.2.1 A Fertility Transition Underway; 6.2.2 The Society Debate Around the RH Bill; 6.2.3 A Demographic "Sweet Spot" for the Philippine Economy?; 6.3 The Health Status of the Philippine Population; 6.3.1 Mortality and Life Expectancy; 6.3.2 Improving Children's Health; 6.3.3 Controlling Infectious Diseases; Waterborne Diseases; Mosquito-Borne Diseases; Tuberculosis; References
Chapter 7: The Diversity of the Philippine Population7.1 The Linguistic Diversity; 7.2 Indigenous Minorities in the Philippines; 7.2.1 The Diversity of Indigenous Minorities; 7.2.2 The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997; 7.3 The Chinese in the Philippines; References; Part II: The Philippines in the Global Economy; Chapter 8: Emerging Tiger? The Paradoxes of the Philippine Economy; 8.1 A Laggard Country; 8.2 A Declining Position in Asia; 8.3 A Country Perceived as Difficult to Do Business In; 8.4 Innovation and Higher Education: A Mediocre Performance in International Surveys
Summary This book presents an updated view of the Philippines, focusing on thematic issues rather than a description region by region. Topics include typhoons, population growth, economic difficulties, agrarian reform, migration as an economic strategy, the growth of Manila, the Muslim question in Mindanao, the South China Sea tensions with China and the challenges of risk, vulnerability and sustainable development.
ISBN 9783319519265 (electronic bk.)
3319519263 (electronic bk.)
9783319519258 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-51926-5
OCLC # 983797030
Additional Format Print version: Boquet, Yves. Philippine archipelago. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017 3319519255 9783319519258 (OCoLC)965340748.

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