Dr. Elma Laguna is Associate Professor of Demography at the
Population Institute, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of
the Philippines (UP) Diliman. She obtained her doctor Elma Lagunal degree in Social
Sciences and Economics (Dr.rer.pol.) from the University of Bremen, Germany.
She has a Master’s degree in Demography from the UP Population Institute and a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Research from the UP College of Mass Communication.
Her areas of expertise include youth sexuality, migration and intergenerational
relationships, aging and retirement, demographic and health surveys, and
quantitative research methods.
She has been
involved in a number of national surveys on children, youth, and older persons
and undertaken analyses using the Demographic and Health Surveys. Associate
Professor Laguna has also served as a consultant for monitoring and evaluation
studies for the Demographic Research and Development Foundation, USAID, UNICEF,
UNAIDS, Zuellig Family Foundation, and Philippine Commission on Women, among