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Vulnerability of Vietnamese Elderly to Poverty: Determinants and Policy Implications

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  • Long T. Giang
  • Wade D. Pfau

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We identify determinants of elderly poverty in Vietnam using household survey data from 2004. The elderly living in urban and rural areas face significantly different conditions. Some factors impact poverty in both urban and rural areas (e.g. age, marital status, region and remittance receipts), some factors are insignificant in both areas (e.g. living arrangements and household head characteristics) and some factors have a differing impact in the two areas (e.g. gender, ethnicity, and household composition and size). With these findings, we formulate policy priorities, including reducing regional disparities, promoting the rural economy and reforming social security. Copyright 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation 2009 East Asian Economic Association and Blackwell Publishing Ltd..

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Article provided by East Asian Economic Association in its journal Asian Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 23 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 419-437

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Handle: RePEc:bla:asiaec:v:23:y:2009:i:4:p:419-437

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Cited by:
  1. Cuong Nguyen & Vu Linh & Thang Nguyen, 2012. "Urban poverty in Vietnam: determinants and policy implications," International Journal of Development Issues, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 12(2), pages 110-139, June.
  2. Pfau, Wade Donald & Giang, Thanh Long, 2009. "Remittances, Living Arrangements, and the Welfare of the Elderly," MPRA Paper 19121, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Giang, Long Thanh & Pfau, Wade Donald, 2009. "A Gender Perspective on Elderly Work in Vietnam," MPRA Paper 24946, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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