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State of World Population 2016 "10: How our future depends on a girl at this decisive age"

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The study was undertaken by the Viet Nam Institute for Development Strategies (VIDS), the Ministry of Planning and nvestment (MPI) as part of the UNFPA-funded project “Support for the Implementation of the Viet Nam Statistical Development Strategy, 2011- 2020 and Utilisation of Population Information in Development Planning and Programming” for the MPI for the period of 2012-2016.

 

 

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The publication includes 16 detail tabulations, presents the most major results of the 2009 Vietnam Population and Housing Census by administrative levels.

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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. This report should be seen as a supplement, or 'Part 2', of the report "Keeping silent is dying" - Results from the National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam. The study intends to shed some more light on the reasons why in the same cultural context, some women experience more violence by their husbands than do others. This understanding should help the government design more effective interventions and develop necessary policies to address VAW in a more comprehensive manner.

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This info-graphic provides up-to-date data on labour force and population ageing in Viet Nam. It also provides data on population trend by age group and labour force participation.

 

 

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The information in this booklet is based on analysis conducted by Dr. Christophe Z. Guilmoto, a demographer with substantive experience in Sex Ratio at Birth imbalance, to share key preliminary findings based on the 2014 Inter-Census Population Survey's data.

 

 

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This discussion paper was commissioned by the UN in 2013 as a review of issues relating to GBV internationally and in Viet Nam. 

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The 2014 Intercensal Population and Housing Survey, is a large sample  survey implemented in the middle of two
Population and Housing Censuses. This survey aims to estimate population size up to district level and to collect information on fertility, mortality, migration, and other demographic characteristics of the population at provincial level. 

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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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