Family Intentions for Future: Findings from a Survey in the Southern Key Economic Zone of Vietnam


Bui The Cuong

Abstract: Based on the data set of a survey conducted in 2015, this paper analyzes the intentions of families living in the Southern Key Economic Zone of Vietnam. Due to pressures from the drastic reform called Doi Moi, families in Vietnam are all committed to a number of prominent priorities. But they shape these priorities differently, depending on which social category they belong to. The intentions those families pursue in the future re- flect their priorities. The majority of Vietnamese families give priority to three most common goals: education, business investment and savings. This helped to explain the rapid progress of Vietnamese society over the last 30 years.

Keywords: family’s priorities, family’s intentions, Vietnamese family, Southern Key Eco- nomic Zone of Vietnam.