Social Participation of Vietnamese Elderly from Active Ageing Perspective


Đặng Thị Việt Phương
Institute of Sociology, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.
Nguyễn Thanh Thủy
Institute of Sociology, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences


Active ageing, activity space, elderly, life course approach, social participation.


Recent studies searched for social positivity among Vietnamese elderly people through their social participation. The question, however, is whether such participation is entirely positive and what factors help explain the social participation of the elderly in Vietnam today. This article, drawn from a qualitative study of older people in Hanoi and Vĩnh Long, examines the social participation of older people from an active ageing approach. The article addresses the following aspects: taking care of children and grandchildren, taking care of the elderly, participating in volunteer activities, and participating in the politics of the elderly. The results show the fact that the elderly place themselves in a dependent relationship with their children and grandchildren can be a factor hindering their old-age well-being. The life course approach also suggests building infrastructure and providing services for the elderly that take into account spatial familiarity to give them a sense of security.

Classification number






1. Đỗ Thị Kim Anh (2019), “Sự tham gia của người cao tuổi trong hoạt động bảo vệ môi trường tại đô thị Hà Nội hiện nay”, Tạp chí Phát triển bền vững Vùng, quyển 9, số 4, tr.221-227. [Đỗ Thị Kim Anh (2019), “Participation of Elderly in Environmental Protection Activities in Urban Hanoi Today”, Journal of Sustainable Regional Development, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp.221-227].

2. Ban chỉ đạo
Xem thêm