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Recommended citation:

Merli, M. Giovana. 1997. "Mortality in Vietnam, 1979-1989." PARC Working Paper Series, WPS 97-01.

This working paper was published in a journal:

Merli, M.Giovana. 1998. "Mortality in Vietnam, 1979–1989." Demography 35:345-360.


Until not long ago, scanty information on the profile of the Vietnamese population and the poor quality of the available data have complicated efforts to present reliable estimates of mortality levels in Vietnam. Only recently, have official data on Vietnamese mortality become available through the 1979 and the 1989 population censuses. This paper makes use of such data to estimate Vietnam s mortality levels during the intercensal period.


mortality, Vietnam, age reporting, vital registration, Vietnam Life History Survey (VLHS)



Date Posted: 28 February 2020