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The strength of the Viet Nam economy is the high participation rate of women and men in economic activity – Viet Nam is one of the highest female labour force participation rates (73 per cent)  in the world. This high level of participation by women in economic activity underlies the importance of understanding the economic impact of violence that so many women experience in their families. In response to this central concern, the National Study on Violence Against Women in Viet Nam 2019 specifically included the analysis on economic costs borne by women as a consequence of experiencing Violence Against Women (VAW).

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This policy brief discusses the major issues identified in the independent Review of the Law on Gender Equality (GEL), which was undertaken between 2018 and 2020. The review applied a human rights-based approach to assess the consistency of the GEL and other national laws with 58 sources of international human rights law, especially the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and to assess the effectiveness of the implementation of the GEL. 

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The Report presents data on population size based on the results of the 2019 Population and Housing Census and uses this information and assumption on changes in demographic indicators in the future to project population size at national level and for the 6 socio-economic regions, 63 provinces and centrally-run cities for the period 2020-2069. 

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The development of the monograph "The current status and determinants of fertility in Viet Nam" uses the previous and 2019 Population and Housing Censuses data. It provides a more in-depth analysis of the current status and changes in Viet Nam’s fertility over the past 30 years, and differences in fertility among regions and population groups. 

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INTER-MINISTERIAL CALL TO ACTION (DECLARATION) TO END SON PREFEENCE AND GENDER BIASED SEX SELECTION

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This factsheet presents key highlights of recent trends in imbalances of sex ratios at birth, based on an analysis of data from the 2019 Population and Housing Census. It presents SRB differentials per geographical location and population group, and includes population forecasts based on different SRB scenarios. And it is concluded with policy recommendations.

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This factsheet provides key findings on internal migration in Viet Nam based on the data analysis from the Population and Housing Census 2019. The factsheet also provides some policy recommendations that aim to take advantage of the benefits of migration for socioeconomic development in Viet Nam, as well as ensuring migrants’ rights to access basic social services in destination areas.

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Fertility is a significant factor affecting population size and structure. It both influences and reflects the country’s socio-economic development. For this reason, fertility-related indicators always attract the attention of policy makers, managers and researchers. This summary provides the main findings of fertility in Viet Nam and proposes recommendations related to the level of fertility based on the data collected from the Population and Housing Census conducted in the years 1989, 1999, 2009 and 2019.

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The 2009 Population and Housing Census of Viet Nam was implemented according to Prime Ministerial Decision N0. 94/2008/QD-TTg dated 10 July, 2008. The purpose of the Census is to collect basic data on population and housing for the entire territory of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and those Vietnamese citizens who were given to travel overseas and still within the authorized period. Sample data of the Census were published in December 2009. Completed results of the Census were disseminated in July 2010. In order to systematize and document the 2009 Population and Housing Census’s information and results, a data warehouse of the Census has been built to provide the most advantageous tool of referring to information of this Viet Nam Census.

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The 2019 Population and Housing Census data page provides basic information on Vietnam's population and housing, stratified by geographic region and sex, including the following indicators: size and population structure, marriage, fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization, education, employment, and living conditions of the household. These information are compiled from the results of the 2019 Population and Housing Census at 0:00 on April 1, 2019. In addition to the access to the indicators designed in the form of charts, visual images, the user can download data tables for analysis, research and prediction purposes.

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