|Title:||Active Aging Index in Vietnam Relative to China, South Korea, Taiwan, and 28 European Union Countries||Authors:||Pham T.-V.
|Keywords:||active aging index; aging policy; healthy aging; older adults; population aging||Issue Date:||2020||Publisher:||SAGE Publications Inc.||Journal Volume:||42||Journal Issue:||9-10||Start page/Pages:||312-325||Source:||Research on Aging||Abstract:||
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. ? The Author(s) 2020.
|ISSN:||0164-0275||DOI:||10.1177/0164027520934049||SDG/Keyword:||aged; article; China; employment; European Union; healthy aging; human; Internet; lifelong learning; medical care; poverty; social participation; South Korea; Taiwan; Viet Nam; workforce; comparative study; cultural factor; European Union; Far East; female; independent living; life expectancy; male; middle aged; questionnaire; social environment; social participation; very elderly; Viet Nam; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Cross-Cultural Comparison; Employment; European Union; Far East; Female; Healthy Aging; Humans; Independent Living; Life Expectancy; Male; Middle Aged; Social Environment; Social Participation; Surveys and Questionnaires; Vietnam
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