|Name:||The Relationship Between Old Age and Poverty in Viet Nam|
This is the second of two reports written for the United Nations Development Programme in Viet Nam to explore the issues of income, poverty and social security in Viet Nam and which follow on from the Policy Dialogue Paper entitled Beyond HEPR: A Framework for an Integrated National System of Social Security in Viet Nam published in 2005, which put forward general principles for comprehensive social security programmes in Viet Nam (Justino 2005). In this report we look exclusively at the position of the elderly in Viet Nam and answer several key questions about their circumstances as found in the 2004 Viet Nam Household Living Standards Survey (VHLSS).
The approach of this report is empirical and descriptive and Part 1 continues by outlining how elderly Vietnamese fit into the overall demographic structures of Viet Nam. Part 2 then looks at elderly economic activity while Part 3 that describes their health profile. Part 4 describes incomes of the elderly and then focuses on social security and remittances, which are particularly important sources of income. Part 5 then describes the poverty profile and Part 6 brings together the papers findings and draws some conclusions.
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