The Determinants of Private Transfers in Rural Vietnam
AbstractWe use the Vietnam Living Standard Survey conducted in 1993 and in 1998 to analyze the determinants of private transfers among rural farmers. Private transfers are widespread and important relative to pre-transfer income levels of recipients in both years. Conducting parametric and semiparametric analysis of single-index models for transfer status, we find that private transfers help smoothing income across the life cycle and across states of nature. Pre-transfer income is positively related to the net donor status and negatively associated with the net recipients status, especially for low levels of income. These results suggest that crowding-out of public redistributive policies targeted to the rural poor might be an issue to take into account in Vietnam.
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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Private Transfers; Single-Index Model; Probit; Semiparametric Estimation; Vietnam.;
Other versions of this item:
- Eozenou, Patrick, 2008. "The Determinants of Private Transfers in Rural Vietnam," MPRA Paper 12773, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy
- I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
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- NEP-DEV-2009-02-07 (Development)
- NEP-TRA-2009-02-07 (Transition Economics)
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