After ten years of the Golden Age, the Vietnamese population is getting older and yet many of these elderly people are still facing the same poverty they have faced all their lives. The population and family planning work in Vietnam over the past 50 years have successfully … [Read more...] about Vietnam faces aging population problem
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Prof. Vo Van Hoang gave a gentle smile when the National Professor Accreditation Council recognised him as the youngest Professor in Vietnam in 2009, saying "I don't think that I am the youngest professor, in other countries, one can be granted Professorship when he is at the age … [Read more...] about Youngest professor all work, no age
As part of the revised draft Law on Social Insurance, Viet Nam is considering gradually raising the retirement age to 62 years for men and 60 for women starting in 2016. Currently, the retirement age for men is 60 and 55 for women. The proposal also aims to reduce the financial … [Read more...] about Should the retirement age be raised?
by Trung Hieu With two school-age children, Nguyen Thi Ha feels a severe "burden." "Tuition for my two children is nearly VND5 million (US$240) each month," said the Ha Noi resident, who lives in Nguyen Luong Bang Street. "For my older son, in 12th grade, school fees amount to … [Read more...] about Start of school year brings new worries
Dr Bùi Sỹ Lợi, Vice-chairman of the National Assembly Committee on Social Affairs, spoke to the newspaper Thế giới & Việt Nam (World & Việt Nam Affairs) on what Việt Nam should do to make the best use of its ageing … [Read more...] about Tapping the fountain of old age