Women, Development and Empowerment in Vietnam

  • Le Thi Quy
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Vietnam is one of the poorest, yet one of the most densely populated, countries in the world. The total area of Vietnam is about 331,113 square kilometers, three-fourths of which is composed of mountains and highlands. By the year 2000, Vietnam had a population of over 76 million, 51 per cent of which was women. In 1986, Vietnam attained an annual GDP growth rate of 8 per cent and although Vietnam was also affected by the regional financial crisis in 1999, it was able to maintain the GDP at 4 to 5 per cent. In terms of the GNP, per capita income was US$300 in 1998 and increased to US$330 in 1999 to 2000.


Domestic Violence Trade Union Female Director Female Migrant Female Candidate 
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