E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 1, 2024

Protecting Maternity in Agriculture, Forestry and Food Industry in Vietnam

Author(s): Bich Hong Hoang


Although Vietnam has been implementing an economic restructuring shift from agriculture to industry and services, the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector remains the spearhead of industries with significant contributions to the economy. According to statistics from the General Statistics Office, the number of workers in this sector is approximately 14 million people, accounting for 26.5% of the labor force in the working age, of which the majority are female workers. Furthermore, over 90% of informal labor works in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and they are not covered by mandatory social insurance under the provisions of the 2014 Social Insurance Law [4]. This means that female workers in this sector are not protected by maternity benefits when pregnant or giving birth. This article researches the issue of protecting female workers working in agriculture, forestry and fisheries in Vietnam during maternity leave.

Keywords: Maternity, Maternity Regime, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Vietnam

Pages: 711-715

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