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The relationship among parents and children in Vietnamese families nowadays (English version)


  • Nguyen Thi Van HANH

    () (PhD, Lecturer of Faculty of Sociology, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam, 336 Nguyen Trai Street, Hanoi, Vietnam)


Family is a social institution. It is a product of history defined by the economic, political, cultural and social conditions of a given society. In Vietnam, industrialization and urbanization have considerably affected to family, changing its size, structure, relationship and quality. This article has the objective of studying the relationship among parents and children in Vietnamese family nowadays through the below factors: (1) the care of parents on their children; (2) the amount of time parents use for taking care of their children; (3) the way parents use for teaching their children; (3) behavior and desires of parents on son and daughter. Main methods used are secondary data analyzing and in-depth interview. Figures on Vietnamese family used in this paper are taken from National Survey on Family 2006 carried out by Family Department of the Population, Family and Children Committee, the General Statistics Office, the Family and Gender research Institute and the United Nation Children’s Fund and some other resources. We can see from the result that there are many changes in the relationship among parents and children in Vietnamese family nowadays. On one hand, it is getting more democratic and there are more equality among sons and daughters. On the other hand, parents seem not to care much about their children as before for they have lots of other things to do. The changes in the relationship among parents and children in Vietnamese family are considered the consequence of the industrialization and urbanization period, and to its turn, it is one of the main causes for the instability of Vietnamese family structure

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  • Nguyen Thi Van HANH, 2011. "The relationship among parents and children in Vietnamese families nowadays (English version)," Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 32, pages 131-139, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:32:y:2012:i::p:131-139

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    srelationships; parenting; childhood; Vietnamese family;

    JEL classification:

    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • K36 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Family and Personal Law
    • N97 - Economic History - - Regional and Urban History - - - Africa; Oceania


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