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Publications: Population and Development


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Income security for older persons in Viet Nam: Social Pensions

Joint Policy Brief by UNFPA and ILO

Viet Nam's record on economic growth and poverty reduction over the last two decades has been remarkable. However, between 2010 and 2012, income increased for most age groups except for those between 65 and 80 years. This policy brief, a new publication between the UNFPA and ILO in Viet Nam, provides data on social pensions for older persons Viet Nam in recent years. It also provides recommendations to the Government of Viet Nam to improve the outcomes of social protection policies for old age.
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Ethnic groups in Viet Nam

An analysis of key indicators from the 2009 Viet Nam Population and Housing Census

The booklet analyses various indicators including age profiles, sex and marriage patterns; total fertility and mortality rates; levels of educational attainment and technical training, each by ethnicity withdrawing from publications generated from the 2009 Viet Nam Population and Housing Census, including the Completed Results, Major Findings1 and a series of the 2009 census monographs. Other indicators have been aggregated and calculated from the original data.
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Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and A Challenge

The report is the product of a collaboration of over twenty United Nations entities and major international organizations working in the area of population ageing. It analyses the current situation of older persons and reviews progress in policies and actions taken by governments and other stakeholders since the Second World Assembly on Ageing in implementing the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing to respond to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing world. It provides many inspiring examples of innovative programmes that successfully address ageing issues and the concerns of older persons.
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People with Disabilities in Viet Nam

Key findings from the 2009 Population and Housing Census

This booklet aims to provide a brief socio-economic profile of disability in Viet Nam based on the 15 per cent sample of the 2009 Viet Nam Population and Housing Census data. The specific objectives of this booklet are to (1) Provide a general picture of disability prevalence in Viet Nam; (2) Highlight the main demographic and socio-economic characteristics of PWD in comparison to that of persons without disabilities; (3) Provide disability-related policy implications.
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Factsheet on Ethnic Groups in Viet Nam

Evidence from the 2009 Census

This fact sheet presents key highlights of the current situation, trends and characteristics of the larger ethnic groups, based on the most recent population and housing census (2009). It also summarizes a selection of policy implications and includes recommendations for appropriate strategies and programmes to reduce disparity, vulnerability and improve the quality of life for people of ethnic origin.
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Factsheet on People with Disabilities in Viet Nam

Evidence from the 2009 Census

This factsheet presents key highlights of the current situation, trends and characteristics of people with disabilities in Viet Nam, based on the most recent Population and Housing Census (2009). It also summarizes policy implications and includes recommendations for appropriate strategies and programmes to reduce the vulnerability and improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in Viet Nam.
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Age-Sex structure and Marial Status of the Population in Viet Nam

Findings from the 2009 Population and Housing Census

The monograph “Age-sex structure and marital status of the population in Viet Nam” was developed using the data of the 15% sample survey which was included in the VNPHC 2009 in order to provide the readers with the most up-do-date information about Viet Nam’s age-sex structure and marital status.
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Fertility and Mortality in Viet Nam: Patterns, Trends and Differentials

Based mostly on data from the 2009 Population and Housing Census, this fact sheet presents key highlights of the current urbanization situation in Viet Nam. It also summarizes policy implications and includes recommendations for how Viet Nam can address the challenges posed by the country’s rapid urbanization.
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Young People in Viet Nam

Selected indicators from the 2009 Population and Housing Census

In all nations, young people must be prepared to make a meaningful contribution towards achieving sustainable economic and social development. Young people who enter the labour force equipped with appropriate skills can refresh and improve the quality of their country’s human capital. In other words, young people are perhaps the most critical determinant of long-term growth and development.  For the purpose of this profile, the youth demographic is defined as the age group between 15-24 years. According to the Population and Housing Census conducted in Viet Nam in 2009, youth comprise the largest age group, accounting for 19.4 per cent of the total population of 85.79 million. They not only form the basis for demographic change but represent the future potential of the country.
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Sex Ratio at Birth in Viet Nam: New evidence on patterns, trends and differentials

Findings from the 2009 Population and Housing Census

This monograph titled “Sex Ratio at Birth in Viet Nam: New Evidence on Patterns, Trends and Differentials” uses the 15% sample data of the 2009 census and provides the most comprehensive and updated information to readers on the current trends of the SRB in Viet Nam. It also provides relevant information on the geographic and socio-economic characteristics of the SRB phenomenon in the country, and attempts to provide scenarios of possible future evolution of this indicator and the impact it may have on society.
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