Home Economics: Filipino basic living and lifestyle
IN THIS article, we will know about Filipino basic living and lifestyle which is part of the Home Economics component of the Technology and Livelihood Education subject in school.
What consists a basic living for Filipinos? According to the National Economic Development Authority ( NEDA), a Filipino family of four must earn a gross monthly income of P120,000 to attain a “simple and comfortable life.”
By “simple and comfortable life,” it means earning enough money for day-to-day needs, having the capability to send children to college, owning a medium-sized home and a car, and being able to take occasional trips around the country.
In a survey conducted by NEDA, a huge majority of Filipinos ( 79.2%) aspire to live simply and comfortably, while another smaller segment wants an affluent life (16.9%) and a very small portion aspires for the life of the rich (3.9%).
Respondents identified unexpected expenses, illness and loans as the biggest hindrances to saving money while insufficient income, illness and loss of interest are the constraints to education.
For majority of Filipinos, hunger, local employment and poverty are the primary economic issues that the government should address. They aspire for a government that can eradicate corruption, fair in enforcing the law and quick in responding to complaints. This is the current state of Filipino home economics in general, with regards to basic living and lifestyle, or what the study has explained as “simple and comfortable.”
Lifestyles and living conditions are fundamental fields to the understanding of youth specificity and culture, of their concrete social conditions of existence, and also of the close relation between their behaviors and the structure of opportunities and constraints, defined both at local and international settings in which they occur.
Young people need to be fully
recognized as important stakeholders in all levels of decision-making processes that affect them, not just because they will have to endure the extreme economic and social consequences of climate change and the depletion of natural resources, but also because they can help find solutions to current problems by contributing a new and fresh perspective.
Leaving the parental home, entering a partnership, having children are all both important demographic events and meaningful social markers in one’s life.
According to Rindfuss, transition to adulthood is a “demographically dense period of multiple transitions,” even when we recognize that this period has been extended in time, and that some adulthood markers are increasingly postponed or avoided by younger generations.
The risk of becoming poor is closely linked to the timing of departure from the parental home. In fact, some studies have found that moving out of the parental household is the “strongest predictor” behind youth poverty.
Popular perceptions of leisure range from availability of free time: from “non-work time,” to “self-time” or to “fun time.” It can be used actively and passively.
Leisure studies have stated that