This ERIA report is based on an AHWIN-supported longitudinal survey of aging and health in ASEAN countries.
The Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in Viet Nam (LSAHV) is the first multi-actor longitudinal study on ageing in Viet Nam with information collected from older Vietnamese people, their current and potential caregivers, and adult children. The 2018 baseline data provides comprehensive information on the health, economic status, and overall well-being of a nationally representative sample of older Vietnamese people aged 60 and above. These data will be a valuable resource for the crafting of evidence- based policies.
LSAHV is designed to (1) investigate the health status and well-being, as well as their correlates, of Vietnamese people aged 60 years and above; and (2) assess the determinants of health status and transitions in health status and overall well-being. The study is part of a comparative study of Viet Nam and the Philippines. LSAHV is funded by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia and implemented by the Institute of Population, Health and Development in Ha Noi.