Phạm Quỳnh Hương
Phan Song Thuong
Luong Thuy Duong
Nguyen Xuan An


Vietnam is considered to overcome COVID-19 pandemic rather successfully by applying strict measures to prevent transmission, including quarantine and social distancing. It has created impacts on youth access to public space. This is a case study on young people in Hanoi, Vietnam based on the combination of an online survey with 325 respondents and 15 in-depth interviews. The study focuses on reviewing the relations between knowledge of COVID-19 with attitudes toward pandemic control and access to public spaces among youth in order to learn about factors that may influence social distancing and their accessibility to public space.


* This article includes research and statistics updated to March 2021.


How to Cite
Hương, P. Q., Thuong, P. S., Duong, L. T. and An, N. X. (2020) “Youth Access to Public Space during COVID-19 Pandemic in Hanoi, Vietnam: A descriptive study”, The Journal of Public Space, 5(3), pp. 131–146. doi: 10.32891/jps.v5i3.1369.
Author Biographies

Phạm Quỳnh Hương, Center Research for Migration, Environment, and Social Development (CMESD)

Sociological Ph.D.

Phan Song Thuong, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Regional Sustainable Development

Sociological Researcher, Ph.D. candidate.

Luong Thuy Duong, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Regional Sustainable Development

 Sociological researcher, Ph.D. candidate

Nguyen Xuan An, Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences

Educational researcher


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