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Gender issues, social welfare highlighted in migration studies to better support migrants

Increasing migrant trends are calling for new solutions to ensure migrants’ rights and well-being, particularly for women, said experts at an international scientific conference on migration in social integration. Scholars and professionals from Vietnam, the Republic of Korea (RoK), Thailand and China gathered on October 24 ...

Master sheme on social support facility network approved

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha signed Decision 966/QD-TTg, dated August 17, 2023, approving a master scheme on social support facility network in the 2021-2030 period with a vision towards 2050.The scheme targets that at least 90 percent of people with especially disadvantaged living conditions ...

Kim Anh

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 ...

Vo Thu

Amended social insurance law expected to solve lump-sum withdrawal problem

Social security offices across the country have recently witnessed long lines of people waiting to claim lump-sum payments.The amended social insurance law has two options for lump-sum payment. The first option allows the employee to receive full pay-out for the entire period of participating in social ...

Vietnam faces challenges of aging society

An aging population is presenting many challenges for Vietnam as the country’s social security system is still in its early stages and its economic resources are limited, delegates said at the Aging Summit 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City on November 29. ​Le Thu Huyen ...

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 ...

National Assembly passes $15b economic recovery package for 2022-23

On the final working day of an extraordinary session, the National Assembly of Việt Nam on Tuesday voted to adopt a Government-proposed socio-economic recovery programme worth nearly VNĐ350 trillion (approximately US$15 billion) over the next two years.The five major tasks stated in the resolution are: reopening ...

Better social assistance system needed to prepare vulnerable people for crisis: World Bank

Despite progress in tackling multiple challenges for different vulnerable groups, Việt Nam’s social assistance system faces challenges that have affected the country’s ability to support vulnerable groups affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report by the World Bank.The report “The Distributional Impact ...

Pensions, social allowances expected to rise 15 percent from 2022

Eight groups of people will enjoy a 15 per cent rise in their pensions and social insurance allowances and monthly subventions from January 1, 2022, when a draft decree on the adjustments of these allowances is issued, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and ...

Vietnam scores average in global social performance index

Vietnam achieved an average score in 2020 Social Progress Index, finishing 88th out of 163 global economies. The nation earned a total score of 68.85 out of 100, above the global average of 64.24, according to the index released last week by Washington-based nonprofit Social ...

Dang Khoa

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