The ageing trend and related socio-economic issues in Vietnam

Nguyen Viet Cuong
2021 Human Geographies: Journal of Studies and Research in Human Geography  
Vietnam is among the most rapidly ageing countries in the world. Its ageing index of increased during the past 35 years. In 2019, the ageing index was 49% for the population aged 60 years and older and 33% for the population aged 65 and older. At the same time, the proportion of older people living alone has been increasing. The main objective of this study is to examine the problem of older people living alone in Vietnam using the logit regression and data from the 2014 Intercensal Population
more » ... nd Housing Survey. In 2014 the proportion of people living alone was 3.2% among people aged 60 years and older but was 16.4% among seniors aged 80 years and older. The regression analysis shows that women were more likely to live alone than men, and the probability of living alone was higher among older people with a lower assets level than those with a higher assets level.
doi:10.5719/hgeo.2021.151.4 fatcat:kxoznufhmnfwdlbargcleji3ny