Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued Directive No. 118/CT-TTg on building a socio-economic development plan for the 2021-25 period.
Vietnam now ranks second in the number of employees working in Japan, according to the latest statistics of Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Vietnamese workers in Japan topped 401,000 as of October 2019, an increase of 26.7 percent from a year earlier, adding up to the record of almost 1.66 million foreign workers in the country, data of the Japanese labour ministry show.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the World Bank (WB) on August 7 jointly launched a knowledge-sharing programme to assist policymakers in Vietnam with developing new models of care services for the elderly as Vietnam’s population is aging at a pace faster than any of its regional peers.
Vietnam is suffering fast aging population; at present, approximately 11 per cent of the population is 60 and older, and the proportion of older people is predicted to grow in next years.
Statistics from countries whose senior citizens continue working show no increase in unemployment rate of young workers, an official of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam said.
VOV.VN - An aging population will seriously impact the socio-economic development and raise big issues on social welfare and labour, said Associate Professor Dr Luu Bich Ngoc, Director of the Institute for Population and Social Studies at the National Economics University.
VOV.VN - To manage the trend of the aging Vietnamese population it’s important for people to rethink their education, work, and retirement plans, says the General Department of Population and Family Planning.
The World Bank has estimated that by 2030, nearly one-fifth of Vietnamese will enter old age and around 40% of the population aged 70-74 will still have to work, mostly in the unofficial labor market.
Population quality increased remarkably as the infant mortality rate for children aged under five years old and the fatality rate for mothers reduced, while average life expectancy rate started to rise.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has included a provision to raise the retirement age in the draft amendments of the Labour Law.
VOV.VN - Much more by the way of realistic reforms need be done to tackle the challenges of a rapidly aging population in Vietnam, says the Ministry of Ministry of Planning and Investment (MoIT).
Vietnam should pay more policy attention to elderly women given the fact that the number of them is now much higher than that of elderly men, an official has said.
Vietnam should make proper preparations to take better care of the aging population that has been swelling up fast in recent years, according to health officials.
More than 70% of older people have to keep working and financially depend on their families.
Demographic research on the impact of population change on economic growth in Vietnam pushes for improved productivity to counterbalance the influence of the aging population.
With a rapidly aging domestic population, local and international officials are calling for proper comprehensive preparation.
Increasing rates of dementia are becoming a concern in Vietnam, according to medical experts.
Ho Chi Minh City is likely face numerous difficulties in population management in the next five years due to a rapidly aging population, as heard at a recent conference in the city.
(VOV) - By April 1, 2014, Vietnam’s total population was estimated at 90,493,352, including 44,618,668 male (49.3%) and 45,874,684 female (50.7%).