Vietnam demonstrated its serious commitment to addressing inequities when it adopted the national strategy for gender equality for 2021–2030. The strategy gives Vietnam the potential to become a role model for neighbouring countries such as Cambodia and Laos.
Vietnam’s population of 100 million people means trouble could haunt the country’s demographic future sooner rather than later, with a quickly aging population a major challenge.
Ho Chi Minh City is among the 21 cities and provinces with the lowest fertility rate in Vietnam, officials said at a meeting Friday.
Vietnam is likely to welcome the 100 millionth citizen in April, according to the Population and Labor Statistics Department under the General Statistics Office (GSO).
The gender imbalance of newborns in Vietnam this year is considered “severe,” with 113.7 boys being born for every 100 girls, according to the General Office for Population and Family Planning.
Bich Thao and her husband are still trying to get a son after seven years and five in vitro fertilization attempts despite knowing sex selection is illegal.
Given the country’s social conservatism and a shifting Overton window, it is more likely now than ever that the Vietnamese government will take a more restrictive stance on abortion.
The divorce rate in the Southeast and Mekong Delta regions is 3% – almost twice that of other regions in the country, according to the results of the population and family planning census made by the General Statistics Office released…
Gender imbalance in the Red River Delta is the highest among all Vietnamese regions, with 115 boys born for every 100 girls, a new report says.
Vietnam’s economic growth could slow as its population ages, squeezing public finance and stressing the service delivery system, unless timely reforms are set in motion, a new World Bank report finds.
Vietnam will enter the aging population stage in 2040, expected to burden social security.
Many people are unable to take care of their old parents, but cannot countenance sending them to retirement homes either since it is tantamount to abandoning them.
Vietnam will have 1.5 million more men than women aged 15-49 by 2034 if the sex ratio at birth imbalance remains unaddressed, a study has found.
Vietnam is on the verge of gender inequality as a result of gender-biased sex selection since many families in the country still favor boys over girls, resulting in more than 40,000 baby girls unborn every year.
As Vietnam is listed among three countries with the highest rate of sex ratio imbalance at birth, local authorities are making efforts to raise public awareness and tighten regulations to shorten the gap.
According to US-based management consulting firm, McKinsey, Generation Z (Gen Z) is the cohort born between 1995 and 2010, and are currently between the ages of nine and 24-years old.
Every year, the long-standing preference for boys in Vietnam’s society terminates 40,800 baby girls before they are born, according to the United Nations Population Fund.
Vietnam’s population might peak at 107.25 million in 2044, a decade earlier than forecast by the U.N. last year, according to a recent study.
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is nudging young people to tie the knot before they turn 30 and start having babies as officials worry about low fertility rates in some parts of the country.
Vietnam features extensive ethnolinguistic diversity and occupies a key position in Mainland Southeast Asia (MSEA). Vietnam, with its borders to China, Laos and Cambodia, has a rich geographical diversity, and ample access to human migration with the Red River and…