Are Vietnamese Farmers Concerned with their Relative Position in Society?
AbstractThis paper examines the attitude towards relative position or status among rural households in Vietnam. On average, the respondents show weaker preferences for relative position than in comparable studies in Western countries. Possible explanations are the emphasis on the importance of equality and that villagers are very concerned with how the local community perceives their actions. We also investigate what influences the concern for relative position and find, among other things, that if anyone from the household is a member of the Peoples Committee then the respondent is more concerned with the relative position.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 165.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 16 Mar 2005
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Development Studies, 2007, pages 1177-1188.
Note: Published in Journal of Development Studies, 2007, Vol 43, pp. 1177-1188.
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Relative income; positionality; experiments; Vietnam; Asia;
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- Fredrik Carlsson & Pham Khanh Nam & Martin Linde-Rahr & Peter Martinsson, 2007. "Are Vietnamese farmers concerned with their relative position in society?," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(7), pages 1177-1188.
- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2005-03-20 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2005-03-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2005-03-20 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-EXP-2005-03-20 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2005-03-20 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-SEA-2005-03-20 (South East Asia)
- NEP-TRA-2005-03-20 (Transition Economics)
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