4 million Vietnamese men will be left single by 2050
With the sex imbalance at birth, Vietnam is expected to have 2.3 to 4.3 males left single by 2050.
Recently, Mr. Nguyen Van Tan, Deputy head of the General Department of Population and Family Planning, said if the current situation of gender imbalance does not change, Vietnam will face the worst case scenario in sex ratio in approximately 30 years, with men outnumbering women by 10%. By 2050, about 2.3 to 4.3 million Vietnamese males will be unlikely to find wives. The strong cultural preference for sons and the practice of sex selection are the reasons for the sex imbalance at birth.
According to the latest statistics from the General Department of Population, the sex ratio at birth in the country is seriously unbalanced, with 112.8 males/100 males.
The concern is that the gender imbalance will create numerous serious consequences. Women becoming fewer means that men will not be able to find a mate. Fewer women leads to increasing risk of child marriage, trafficking of women and girls, and all types of violence. The pent-up frustration of men can trigger social instability. Vietnamese seeking migration to meet the demand for marriage brings many unpredictable risks, affecting the sustainable development of the country and the people./.
Ha Thuong ( vnexpress.net )