Gender gaps in the social insurance system

This policy brief is number 1 in a series of technical notes based on the report Adapting social insurance to women’s life courses: A gender impact assessment of Viet Nam. It was prepared by the ILO Social Protection team in Viet Nam as an input to the revision of the 2014 Social Insurance Law. The draft benefited from comments from the Policy and Legal Department of the Viet Nam Women’s Union.

This publication is developed by three projects:
• ILO/IA programme on Inclusive Growth, Social Protection and Jobs Programme (Viet Nam Component);
• UNJP on Accelerating Vietnam’s Transition Toward Inclusive (;
• and Integrated Social Protection and ILO/Korea project on Social security: Supporting the Implementation of Sustainable Social Protection Floors for the Workers and Their Families in ASEAN – Phase II.