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Does production of traded agricultural products help poverty reduction? evidence from Vietnam

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  • Cuong Viet Nguyen

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This paper measures the impact of production of traded agricultural products on households'''' welfare and poverty in rural Vietnam. It is found that the production of rice has very small and not statistically significant impact on household income and expenditure. However, the production of traded perennial crops and aquacultural products helps the producing households increase expenditure and income. Regarding to the impact on poverty, perennial crops and aquacultural products reduce the poverty incidence of the producing households by 3.1 and 4.7 percentage points, respectively. Perennial crops and aquacultural products also help the households decrease the poverty gap and the poverty severity.

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  • Cuong Viet Nguyen, 2009. "Does production of traded agricultural products help poverty reduction? evidence from Vietnam," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(2), pages 726-735.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00047
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    Keywords

    Traded agriculture; welfare; poverty; impact evaluation; Vietnam;

    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty

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