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Decreasing birth rate poses challenges to population and development targets

Vietnam is grappling with specific challenges, particularly concerning the target for 2030, which aims to sustain a steady replacement fertility rate of 2.1 children per woman while anticipating a population size of approximately 104 million. A decline in fertility rates impacts various aspects including population ...

Senior citizens need training, employment support amid aging population

There will be tens of millions of elderly people with desires for entrepreneurship, vocational training, and employment opportunities in the next decade, offering both significant challenges for society and an important workforce contributing to the country’s economic growth.In 2023, Vietnam has more than 16 million ...

Caring for senior citizens as population ages

According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), Vietnamese people aged 60 and above will account for about 20 per cent of the total population by 2038. At the current rate of population ageing, Việt Nam is expected to be among the 10 fastest-aging countries globally, ...

The aging problem in VN: the pressures of the 'sandwich generation’

The forecast of the General Statistics Office (GSO) for 2019-2069 and the measurement of the United Nations show that in 13 years, or by 2036, Vietnam will end its aging period and begin its old population period, which means there will be one person aged ...

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Vietnam to enter "aged population phase" by 2036

Co-organised by the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA); the Institute of Social and Medical Studies (ISMS) and Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd., the workshop discussed a lot of information about the middle-aged population group of 30 to 44-year olds. This is the ...

Vietnamese life expectancy up, but non-infectious disease cases rise

Although average life expectancy has increased, the number of cases of non-infectious disease among Vietnamese has risen, Dr Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến, head of the Department of Health Protection and Care of Central Officers, said.The average life expectancy of Vietnamese is 73.6 compared to 68.6 in 1999, according to the population ...

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