Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

Family and family change in Vietnam


Contacting Address: Social Sciences Publishing House; Institute for Family and Gender Studies

Publication year: 2011

This work is the result of the Ministerial-level research project in which the author is the project manager. The book specifies the change characteristics and trends of the Vietnamese family in the period of industrialization and globalization. Propose the policy solutions to resolve the basic issues set for the Vietnamese family in the period 2011 - 2020 in the context of industrialization and globalization. The content is presented in 3 parts.

Part 1: Theoretical issues of family and family change. This part includes three chapters, stating the basic theoretical foundations of family culture. Introduce and analyze many key concepts such as family, family culture and family change along with the factors and processes affecting family change such as industrialization, globalization, law policy of the State about family.

Part 2: Family change in Vietnam. Including two chapters, present the change of family function and change of family structure. Indicate and analyze clearly the  concept and change of economic functions, childbirth, socialization, sentimental psychology of family. The change of family structure is clarified on the basis of analyzing a lot of issues and relationships such as marriage relationship, spousal relationship, relationship between the generations in the family. Most of the data, analysis and judgments in the book are based on the practical, diversified and familial research results of Vietnam.

Part 3: Policy viewpoints and solutions about the set problems from the change of the Vietnamese family. The author points out the newly set problems from the change in functions of family, family structure. On that basis, propose ​​five main groups of solutions and recommendations for building the Vietnamese family in the period of industrialization and international integration.

 The book is a useful reference for policymakers, the persons who do research, teaching and studying the major in sociology, family studies and those who are interested in the issues of the Vietnamese family at present.

                                                                                                                               Nguyen Vu

Author :
  • Assoc.Prof. Dr. Le Ngoc Van