Category: Public Policy


Predictors of Preferred Retirement Age Among Filipino Older Employees in the Academe

Sixty-five is the mandatory retirement age for civilian employees in the Philippines. Early this year, the optional retirement age was lowered from sixty to fifty-four years by the House of Representatives. This study aims to determine whether older Filipinos prefer early or late retirement based on identified predictors, i.e., individual attributes, family-related considerations, work environment,


Teacher’s Needs Analysis on Content Knowledge in Science: Basis for a Comprehensive Learning and Development Plan

The Department of Education aimed to provide training that is both relevant and responsive to teachers’ needs to enhance their effectiveness. This study was undertaken to assess the training needs of science teachers regarding content knowledge in science, serving as the foundation for a Comprehensive Learning and Development Plan. The respondents in this study comprised


Evaluating the Impact of Economic Empowerment Policies on the South African Rural Elderly-A Sustainable Livelihoods Approach

Following both international and local waves of criticism due to overwhelming high rates of youth unemployment, the South African post-Apartheid government has passed several economic empowerment policies to address the challenge. In addressing the youth unemployment and sustainability of livelihoods, institutions and their policies availed resources to the youth and left a gap in responding


Nudging Resilience: Promoting Sleep Awareness to Enhance Mental Well-Being in Adults Aged 60+

Ageistic stereotypes and practices have become a normal and therefore pervasive phenomenon in various aspects of everyday life (e.g., Ayalon & Tesch-Römer, 2018). Over the past few years, renewed awareness towards self-directed age stereotyping in older adults has given rise to a new line of research focused on the potential role of attitudes towards ageing


A Content Analysis of YouTube Videos on Older Indians

The importance of media portrayals on perceptions and constructions of reality, including our views of old age, has been underlined by popular media theories such as the cultivation theory. The media portrayal of older persons is particularly significant as it may influence the self-perceptions of older people as well as impact the perception of the