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Social Development in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Problems and Prospects

  • Ng Shui Meng

Abstract

The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) came to full power in Laos in 1975 after more than 30 years of struggle. From its earliest inception it had promulgated a strong social agenda to mobilise popular support. Promising to improve the living conditions and social well-being of the people, its social agenda was constructed largely around the following points:1
  1. 1

    the eradication of illiteracy and advancement of education and national culture;

     
  2. 2

    expansion of health care for all;

     
  3. 3

    promotion of equality of the sexes;

     
  4. 4

    protection of the interests of all national minorities;

     
  5. 5

    respect for all religions.

     

Keywords

Enrolment Ratio Sexual Equality Education Expansion Primary School Enrolment Literacy Campaign 
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Copyright information

© Joseph J. Zasloff and Leonard Unger 1991

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  • Ng Shui Meng

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