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Under a new regulation set by the Ministry of Health (MOH), families that have two children of the same sex (two daughters or two sons) may enjoy tuition exemption or reduction, and receive financial support for health insurance and dairy products.
Women in 21 provinces and cities in Vietnam who have 2 children before the age of 35 will be rewarded with cash or in kind support, according to a circular issued recently by the Ministry of Health.
If the sex ratio at birth remains unchanged, Vietnam is likely to record an excess of 1.5 million males aged 15-49 by 2034 and 2.5 million by 2059, an in-depth study of the 2019 population and housing census reveals.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a birth rate adjustment programme towards 2030 which encourages people to get married before the age of 30 and women to give birth to the second child before they get 35 years old.
VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s sex ratio at birth hit a record high imbalance of 115.1 boys to 100 girls in 2018, up three percentage points from 2017 and falling short of the targeted 112.8 boys to 100 girls,
The 2019 national population and housing census will cover more than 95 million people and 25 million households, said Director General of the General Statistics Office (GSO) Nguyen Bich Lam.
The General Statistics Office, in collaboration with the Government Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs, will carry out a survey to collect information on socio-economic situations of 53 ethnic minority groups in 2015 beginning on August 1.
"Previously our slogan was each couple should have one to two children; our current message is let’s have two children, having two children is the best,” said the chief of the General Department of Population – Mr. Duong Quoc Trong.
VietNamNet Bridge - On the morning of November 1, the 90 millionth baby of Vietnam will be celebrated at the Hanoi-based Central Maternity Hospital.
Given that the average number of 1.3 children of HCM City’s women today is an "alarming sign," the head of the General Department of Population has recommended Saigon women to have two children.
The Dan Lai people live in the Pu Mat National Park, in Con Cuong District, Nghe An Province. This is one of the tribes with the smallest population in Vietnam – over 3,000 people.
The Vietnamese market is believed to become scalding hot with the presence of the big guy from Belgium Aneuser-Busch Inbev (AB Inbev), slated for the next year end.
The price for a bowl of "pho" at present remains the same with that in 2011. This is a rare thing because for many years, the growth rate of the essential food was relatively stable. However, it was the stability of the price growth, not the price.
VietNamNet Bridge – In early 2013, Vietnam had about 857,000 unemployed workers, of which women accounted for the majority with 53.8 percent.
On the sidelines of a meeting of the National Assembly’s Committee on Social Affairs on January 29, many experts said they were shocked with the plan on rewarding the families with two daughters of the General Department of Population.
VietNamNet Bridge - In order to reduce the sex ratio imbalance at birth, the General Department of Population will propose the Government to provide social welfare for the families that have two baby girls.
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