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Skewed gender ratio creates demographic headache

Skewed gender ratio creates demographic headache

An increasingly skewed sex ratio, a decline in the use of contraceptives, and a sudden baby loom in the first five months all add up to a gloomy picture for family planning authorities.

Preference for sons leads to widening of birth ratio

Preference for sons leads to widening of birth ratio

The country's male-to-female sex ratio continued to widen in the first months of this year, reflecting a higher rate of abortions and a preference for sons, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien.

Swift population aging in Vietnam

Swift population aging in Vietnam

The aging of the Vietnamese population is taking place swiftly despite the country’s moderate income status, according to the first national survey on the Vietnamese elderly, which was released in Hanoi on May 4.

Addressing the needs of an ageing population

Addressing the needs of an ageing population

A meeting under the theme “Health for the Elderly” was held in Hanoi on April 6, to raise awareness amongst the public on how to stay healthy when still young and how the elderly can lead a healthy life.

GOPFP celebrates its 50th anniversary

GOPFP celebrates its 50th anniversary

A press conference was held in Hanoi on November 30 to mark the 50th anniversary of the General Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP).

Population and housing statistics released

Population and housing statistics released

The General Statistics Office (GSO) has announced the two databases for the 2009 general census on population and housing and for the annual changes in population and family planning.

Population, housing census released

Publications on the 2009 Vietnam Population and Housing Census were released in Hanoi on June 14, providing data on population, serving a basis to assess millennium development goals and support the creation of accurate and appropriate development policies and strategies.

Vietnam improves quality of population

Vietnam improves quality of population

With its economic, healthcare and educational achievements, Vietnam has remarkably improved the quality of its population, an official said on December 20.

Australian aborigines celebrate Hanoi's 1,000th anniversary

Australian aborigines celebrate Hanoi's 1,000th anniversary

Australia’s aboriginal culture will be presented by the Australian Embassy in Hanoi through exhibitions, art performances and cultural exchanges from April 14-18 to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Population quality- a thorny problem

Population quality- a thorny problem

Over the past few years, population activities have only focused on family planning while little attention has been given to ensuring the quality of the population.

Population and housing census to end on April 20

The Central Steering Committee for the General Census of Population and Housing said on April 17 that it has almost completed its work with more than 91 percent of the country’s households taking part in the census.