Vietnam is trying to raise the retirement age of both men and women to mitigate the economic impact of a rapidly aging population and take pressure off of its depleted social welfare funds.
Tag - demography
samedi 24 septembre 2016
dimanche 16 août 2015
Viet Nam's gender imbalance ratio is expected to continue increasing rapidly, especially in the Hong (Red) River Delta region, according to the General Department of Population and Family Planning (GDPFP).
mercredi 17 décembre 2014
Vietnam’s population has exceeded the 90 million people mark since April this year, the General Statistics Office announced Wednesday.
mardi 2 septembre 2014
Vietnam plans to relieve its spiraling public debts by raising taxes, but the rapid graying of its workforce could throw a wrench into that plan.
samedi 2 novembre 2013
Vietnam welcomed its 90 millionth citizen on Friday, as it ranks the 14th most populous country in the world and the third in the Southeast Asian region, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
samedi 28 septembre 2013
The tiny island of Con Se is technically only a small village, but it looks like an urban jungle.
mercredi 25 septembre 2013
There is an alarming gender imbalance in Vietnam, Leu Vu Dieu, vice President of Vietnam Farmers' Association, said at a seminar held in Hanoi on Tuesday.
With nearly 89 million people, Vietnam has become the 13th most populous country in the world and 3rd in Southeast Asia.
jeudi 18 juillet 2013
After decades of efforts to control its booming population, Vietnam, for the first time, is now encouraging parents to give birth to more children.
mercredi 28 décembre 2011
While low-income consumers still consider product prices the most important factor in their spending, a new class of consumers who can spend up to $4,800 each time they shop has emerged in Vietnam, a recent survey has found.
mardi 23 novembre 2010
Poverty and cultural attitudes in Vietnam mean many women still die in childbirth, female foetuses are aborted and sex is a taboo subject
mardi 26 octobre 2010
Sex ratios at birth are becoming increasingly imbalanced in Vietnam, with far more boys being born than girls, the UN Population Fund says.
vendredi 30 juillet 2010
Hanoi - Vietnamese health experts have called for urgent action to promote breastfeeding, government officials said Friday.
vendredi 12 mars 2010
Vietnam has officially allowed exceptions to its longstanding two-child policy under certain circumstances, a government official confirmed Wednesday.
mardi 27 octobre 2009
Ho Chi Minh City's population experienced an increase of more than two million people in the last decade to reach 7.123 million, according to a census statistics released Friday.
samedi 10 octobre 2009
Around 65-70 infants die every day in Vietnam, according to a US NGO promoting a new campaign to reduce the number.
vendredi 2 octobre 2009
Vietnam's population is expected to grow by 1 percent a year from 2009 until the end of 2013. The country's population by 2013 will be 90.4 million people from 86.1 million people in 2008. The more populous labour force will be precious assets of Vietnam when the economy is improved and there are more employment opportunities.
lundi 24 août 2009
Vietnam’s population is maturing with more people entering the labor force but their “quality” in terms of health, educational and vocational qualifications is relatively low, population authorities said Thursday.
lundi 13 juillet 2009
HANOI — Vietnamese doctors who reveal the sex of a foetus to parents could lose their licences, according to state media.
lundi 6 juillet 2009
For every 100 girls born to Vietnamese families, there are 112 boys born, a disparity in the sex ratio that has been rapidly increasing in recent years, an official said Thursday.
lundi 1 juin 2009
Vietnam is clamping down on websites that post articles on how to give birth to children of a particular sex, a government official said Thursday.
Vietnam’s population will continue rising over the next 20 years, even as birth rates drop, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said in a recently-published booklet.
samedi 30 mai 2009
HANOI — Officials in Vietnam have warned that too many boys are being born and said the country should learn a lesson from its Asian neighbours, state media reported on Tuesday.
samedi 22 novembre 2008
Officials in Communist Vietnam alarmed by a new baby boom are to crack down on couples having more than two children, family planning chiefs said on Thursday.