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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. 

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The brief emphasizes that son preference and the practice of sex selection in Viet Nam lie behind the skewed sex ratio at birth, and that both are deeply rooted in the male-oriented kinship system in Viet Nam.To address the issues that are at the root of the skewed sex ratio at birth, critical reflection on the country’s cultural traditions in the domain of family and childbearing is needed. Furthermore, health providers’ illegal provision of fetal sex determination and sex selection must also be addressed.
 

 

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It also outlines the  collective UN strengths in working with national counterparts, the international community and private sector to improve the lives of young people, summarizing UN’s key directions in working towards better outcomes for young people in Viet Nam.

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In 2013, the UNFPA, in partnership with GSO and MOLISA, commissioned a secondary analysis of data from the National Study on Domestic Violence, which was conducted by GSO in 2010. 

 

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 A workshop on “Statistical Training in Universities: national and international experiences and the way forward” was organized in Ha Noi on 13-14 November 2013 by the General Statistics Office (GSO) - Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) 

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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. 

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This study was first of its kind in Nepal and Viet Nam that explored men's attitudes on a wide range of issues related to gender equality, son preference, the levels and types of intimate partner violence and knowledge and attitude toward laws and policies related to women's right. The study affirms that high son preference, conservative gender roles and inequitable attitudes persist in both countries.

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The purpose of these advocacy briefs is to raise public awareness and political commitment of stakeholders to improve universal access to sexual reproductive health and speed up progress towards achieving the targets of International Conference on Population and Development and the Millennium Development Goals, with an emphasis on MDG5

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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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This report presents key findings drawn from a qualitative study exploring the perception and utilization of female comdoms among female migrant workers in Viet Nam. Data collection for the study was gathered in six industrial zones covering one city and two provinces, namely Da Nang, Tien Giang and Phu Tho, from June 21 to July 10, 2011. 

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