Social Justice, Vietnam

Research on the impact of COVID-19 on the issue of Social security of women migrant workers in the informal sector in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city after the 2nd and 4th outbreaks

After two surveying rounds on the same target group, the research team has had a relatively comprehensive perspective of the impacts of the Covid-19 on different life aspects of women migrant workers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The findings of the impacts of the pandemic on the research target groups through 2 outbreaks are quite consistent with an upward trend in terms of intensity for the 4th outbreak. Compared to the 2nd outbreak, only a few life aspects are significantly affected (a decline in income leads to a tightened budget for food, while in reality, the worker group is already at the bare minimum standards of living, even without Covid-19).

The Covid-19 outbreak is still developing unpredictably and is showing no signs of ending. For the women migrant workers in the informal sector, the impacts on their social security aspects are only getting more severe. From the analyses, judgment, and the result of the surveying rounds, the research team put forward some recommendations and experiences, contributing to better quality and implementation of social security policies for marginalized groups, improving the medical and social security support system in the context of a pandemic and other emergency situations.


Editors: Le Phuong Hoa - Duong Thi Nga - Bui Hai Yen

Date: December 2021

Pages: 35

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