Income security for older persons in Viet Nam: Social Pensions

Joint Policy Brief by UNFPA and ILO

No. of pages: UNFPA

Publication date: August 2014

Author: UNFPA and ILO

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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. 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.