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Chi tiết tạp chíNo. 1 - 2013

The Politics of Gender and Social Protection in Vietnam: Institutions, Ideas and Interests

Tác giả: Nicola Jones, Tran Thi Van Anh

Trang: 3-27

Abstract: This paper reviews the extent to which Viet Nam’s social protection strategies and programmes are addressing gender inequities, with a particular focus on the political economy dynamics of implementation at the sub-national level. It draws on findings from an Australian Development Research Award-funded policy research project by the Institute for Family and Gender Studies (IFGS), Hanoi, and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, including primary research in Ha Giang province in the impoverished Northeast highlands of the country and in An Giang province in the Mekong River Delta region of southern Viet Nam.
Key words: Politics; Gender; Social Protection.

Elderly Care in Vietnam

Tác giả: Le Ngoc Lan

Trang: 28-51

Abstract: In recent years, the aging population has been rapidly increasing in Vietnam. Many socio-economic changes have exerted an great impact on families structure and functions, families lives and elderly’s care. Based on data of some sociological surveys on families and elderly, this article focuses on highlighting some main factors and emerging issues influencing on elderly care work, that both society and families need to be taken into proper consideration so as better to bring about the elderly’s role in families, improve the intergenerational ties and families sustainability. In fact, in many families nowadays, the burden of elderly care has been taken by families members, and mostly by their adult children. The wider intergeneration gap between elderly parents and their children also likely becomes an obstacle for elderly care in families today. The article implies that mobilization of support from social organizations and people plays an important role in realizing activities for elderly healthcare.
Key words: Elderly; Elderly Care; Intergeneration Gap.

The Impact of Global Recession on Female Migrants in Ho Chi Minh City

Tác giả: Nguyen Thi Hong Xoan

Trang: 52-74

Abstract: This article draws on the results of a research project, which was carried out in 2009-2010, to identify the impacts of the economic recession on the economic and social lives of female migrants in Ho Chi Minh City. According to its findings, the economic integration of female migrants was found to be limited due to poor employment prospects, low levels of education, low income and significant financial difficulties. Low pay but high living costs forced these women to limit their expenses for other aspects of life such as accommodation, health care, and education. Different lifestyles and long working hours restrained young female migrants to develop a social linkage with local people. Without permanent registration in the city, female migrants have limited opportunities to participate in local political activities. Informal networks such as relatives, friends and village relations were found to be of great significance.
Key words: Economic Status; Female Migrants; Global Recession Impact.