Around 4.3 million leftover Vietnamese men hardly to have wives by 2030

The General Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP) said that the gender gap, a big problem that Vietnam is facing, will make it hard for many ‘leftover men’ to find a wife.

A pregnant undergo prenatal check at Tu Du Maternity (Photo: SGGP)

A pregnant undergo prenatal check at Tu Du Maternity (Photo: SGGP)

The gender imbalance will lead to serious consequences for the future and for the race. By 2030, it’s estimated there will be 2.3 million to 4.3 million more men than women hardly looking for a partner.
Moreover, bride trafficking and sexual violence will be fueled by skewed sex ratios influencing on the country’s stable development.
The gender imbalance is popular in the socio-economic zones across the country; worse, the problem is escalating in the central highlands region.
The latest figures show that for every 100 girls born in China, 115 boys are born in the Hong (Red) River, especially in some provinces such as Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Bac NInh, Bac Giang, Thai Binh and Nam Dinh, 120 boys are born for each 100 girls
Deputy head of the General Office Nguyen Van Tan said that many reasons are blamed for the gender imbalance but mostly Vietnamese families have long favored sons over daughters, prenatal sex-selection technologies.
Additionally, social security has not met the demand of taking care of people after retirement.

By NGUYEN QUOC – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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