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The Impact of Social Security on Household Welfare: Evidence from a Transition Country

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  • Nguyen Viet Cuong

    () (National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam.)

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Si la sécurité sociale peut sans aucun doute contribuer à la réduction de la pauvreté, son effet sur cette dernière peut varier d’une situation à une autre. Nous effectuons des régressions à effets fixes pour estimer l’effet des transferts sociaux, y compris les pensions de retraite contributives et les allocations sociales, sur les dépenses de consommation des ménages bénéficiaires au Vietnam. Notre article étudie également l’effet des transferts sociaux sur la pauvreté au Vietnam. On constate que les pensions, ainsi que les allocations sociales, contribuent à accroître les dépenses des ménages, en particulier les dépenses de consommation non alimentaire. Les pensions et les allocations sociales réduisent la pauvreté tant des bénéficiaires que du reste de la population.

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  • Nguyen Viet Cuong, 2013. "The Impact of Social Security on Household Welfare: Evidence from a Transition Country," The European Journal of Development Research, Palgrave Macmillan;European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), vol. 25(5), pages 737-757, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:eurjdr:v:25:y:2013:i:5:p:737-757
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    1. Le, Chau & Nguyen, Cuong & Phung, Thu & Phung, Tung, 2014. "Poverty Assessment of Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam," MPRA Paper 70090, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Arouri, Mohamed & Nguyen, Cuong & Youssef, Adel Ben, 2015. "Natural Disasters, Household Welfare, and Resilience: Evidence from Rural Vietnam," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 70(C), pages 59-77.

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    JEL classification:

    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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