Vietnamese Families and the Lives of Family Members with Disabilities : A Case Study in a Commune of the Red River Delta

Discussion Papers

No.720

by Minoru Teramoto

June 2018

ABSTRACT

This paper examines the lives of people with disabilities living with their families in the Red River Delta region during the period of the promotion of industrialization, modernization, and international integration. Concretely, I am concerned with the roles played by Vietnamese families in the lives of family members with disabilities. The results show that the families play a vital role in maintaining the daily lives of family members with disabilities. However, the presence of these individuals in their family is often passive and may easily be influenced by the movement of family members such as marriage, having a child and getting a job, etc. .

Keywords: Vietnamese family, role and function of the family, people with disabilities, industrialization, modernization, international integration, survival, right of independence

Please note that discussion papers are works in various stages of progress and most have not been edited and proofread and may contain errors of fact or judgment. Revised versions of these papers may subsequently appear in more formal publication series. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s). The IDE does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included and accepts no responsibility for any consequences arising from its use.