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Sectoral Employment and Poverty in Rural Vietnam in 2000s

Trung Hoang () and Quang Bui ()
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Quang Bui: Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam

Economics Bulletin, 2017, vol. 37, issue 4, 2458-2465

Abstract: This paper uses Vietnam Households Living Standards Surveys of 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 and utilize a linear probability model with household fixed-effects to examine the impact of sectoral employment on rural poverty. The result shows that non-farm employment play a vital role in poverty reduction in rural Vietnam. The number of household members self-employing has a significant impact on poverty reduction. Employment in domestic private enterprises also contributes significantly to poverty reduction. Finally, change in rice price only helped to reduce poverty in 2006-08 when rice pric

Keywords: poverty dynamics; linear probability model; rural Vietnam. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I3 C1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-10-26
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