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SOCIAL SERCURITY FOR THE ELDERLY IN VIETNAM TODAY

23/12/2016

Social Security for the Elderly

in Vietnam Today

Nguyen Dinh Tuan*

 

Abstract: Currently, Vietnam is one of the countries with the fastest aging population in the world. This has been posing challenges to ensuring social security for the elderly, including proper economic conditions (income), access to social services and healthcare. Most elderly people neither have pensions nor receive social allowances or health insurance cards. Meanwhile, they have high needs for medical examinations and treatment and have to pay more for healthcare. This has entailed an urgent need to extend social security for the elderly in Vietnam in the context of increasing aging population nowadays. 

Keywords: social security, elderly, aging population, Vietnam.

 


* Ph.D., Institute of Human Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.

 


Nguyen Dinh Tuan

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