In March 2016, The Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS), published a new report: “Social factors Determining Gender Inequality in Vietnam”. This research study conducted by the Institute for Social Development Studies between 2012 to 2015 with support from The Ford Foundation, Oxfam Novib, and the Australian Government.
The study includes a nationally representative survey covering 4212 women and 4212 men aged between 18-65 from 9 cities and provinces, namely Hà Nội, Hồ Chí Minh City, Đà Nẵng, Thai Bình, Phú Tọ, Lâm Đồng, Bình Tuận, Vĩnh Long and Tây Ninh, and qualitative research undertaken in Hà Nội, Hưng Yên, Hồ Chí Minh City and Long An.
This research study “Social factors Determining Gender Inequality in Vietnam” presented in this report is an attempt to contribute to the joint effort to answer these questions. The overall objective of this research study is to understand the dimensions, nature, and determinants of gender inequality in Vietnam. The specific objectives of this study are to:
- describe gender practice and gender attitudes in Vietnam
- explore factors that contribute to gender inequality in Vietnam
- develop recommendations for improvement of policy and intervention programs for the promotion of gender equality in Vietnam.
The report has 160 pages in length. It was published in March 2016 both in English and Vietnamese.