The Mariano and Estelita De Jesus Que Professorial Chair for Family and Youth Education

The Mariano and Estelita De Jesus Que Professorial Chair for Family and Youth Education is an endowment to CRC which will enable research and initiatives for enlightening parents on how to raise children with good morals, as well as for personal and character formation for students and young professionals.

The Professorial Chair will enable UA&P faculty, under the guidance of chair holder Dr. Antonio N. Torralba,  to conduct multidisciplinary research on formal and non-formal training of parenting mentors; the conduct and improvement of nationwide character formation programs for students and young professionals; and to continue the University’s partnership with other institutions for research on the economic contribution of  family integrity, as well as global surveys of family practices, and their relationship to children’s well-being.


At the official launch of the Professorial Chair on August 30, 2013 at UA&P, benefactress Ms. Vivian Que Azcona said that her father’s experience of finding belonging and fulfillment with her mother and their family inspired her to support UA&P’s family and youth character education research and initiatives.

Family and Youth Education Projects

PROJECT TITLE: WORLD FAMILY MAP: MAPPING FAMILY CHANGE AND CHILD WELL-BEING OUTCOMES

Partners:  Annie E. Casey Foundation, Focus Global, and Social Trends Institute
Philippines Project Representative:  Antonio Torralba, Ph.D.

Objectives:
1. To monitor the health of family life around the globe; and
2. To learn more about how family trends affect the well-being of children.

Methodology:  Document analysis
The research output can be accessed via the UA&P website
To know more about this project, contact Dr. Antonio Torralba at crc@uap.asia

PROJECT TITLE: THE SUSTAINABLE DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND: WHAT DO MARRIAGE & FERTILITY HAVE TO DO WITH THE ECONOMY?

Partners:  University of Asia and the Pacific, University of Virginia National Marriage Project, Social Trends Institute, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada, and The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
Philippines Project Representative:  Antonio Torralba, Ph.D.

Objectives:
1. To identify the causes and economic consequences of recent declines in fertility and marriage; and
2. To recommend appropriate responses for policy makers, business leaders, civil society, and individuals.

Methodology:  Document analysis
The research output can be accessed via the UA&P website
To know more about this project, contact Dr. Antonio Torralba at crc@uap.asia