Active Aging Index in Vietnam Relative to China, South Korea, Taiwan, and 28 European Union Countries

Posted on 30.06.2020 - 12:08
Objectives:

This study constructed an Active Aging Index (AAI) for Vietnam and compares Vietnam’s AAI with those of China, Korea, Taiwan, and 28 countries in the European Union.

Methods:

A survey of 1,105 people aged 55 or above in three provinces from the northern, central, and southern parts of Vietnam was conducted. Active aging was measured using the AAI; its 22 indicators were grouped into four domains: employment, social participation, independent/healthy/secure living, and enabling environments.

Results:

Of the 32 countries reviewed, Vietnam ranked 11th. It ranked high for employment (1st) and social participation (5th) but low for independent/healthy/secure living (32nd) and enabling environments (26th).

Conclusion:

Three policy priorities were identified: maintaining a high preference-driven social and workforce participation rate among older adults; promoting medical care and healthy behaviors among older adults; and improving other poorly performing aspects of active aging, including voluntary activities, poverty risk, Internet usage, and lifelong learning.

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Pham, Tuan-Vu; Hsu, Hui-Chuan; Zaidi, Asghar; Chen, Ya-Mei (2020): Active Aging Index in Vietnam Relative to China, South Korea, Taiwan, and 28 European Union Countries. SAGE Journals. Collection. https://doi.org/10.25384/SAGE.c.5045000.v1
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