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Private sector development and provincial patterns of poverty: Evidence from Vietnam

Alexander Jaax

World Development, 2020, vol. 127, issue C

Abstract: Private sector development and the relationship between private firms and the state-owned sector continue to figure prominently in the debate about poverty reduction. Growth of private firms may generate economic opportunities, but changes of the role of the state in the economy may also carry social risks. The subnational dimension of the link between the private sector’s weight in the economy and poverty remains underexplored. How do changing regional patterns of private sector development shape the geography of poverty? Especially in transition economies, reforms altering conditions for private enterprises and foreign direct investment do not always proceed at the same speed in all regions.

Keywords: Private sector; Developing countries; Poverty; Asia; State-business relations; Vietnam (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104747

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