Brian C. Gozun
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

John Paolo R. Rivera
Asian Institute of Management, Makati City, Philippines

Year: July 2017
Volume: 27 No. 1
Pages: 72–88


More than half of the Philippines’ jobless sector is comprised of the youth. This warrants the need to identify the constructs and create policy frameworks that would facilitate employability and entrepreneurship among the Filipino youth. Using the Community Based Monitor System (CBMS) survey on Accelerated Poverty Profiling among member schools of De La Salle Philippines, we estimate a multinomial logistic regression that highlights how demographic characteristics and level of education influence a youth’s likelihood to be employed or to be entrepreneurial. Our results provide a framework for policymakers in improving program design and policy implementation targeted towards youth employment and support for youth entrepreneurial undertakings.