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The Roles of Formal Schooling in Workers' Job Self-selection and Income in Village-based Industrial Clusters: The Cases of Two Clusters in Northern Vietnam

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  • Vu Hoang Nam

    () (Faculty of International Economics, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam)

  • Dao Ngoc Tien

    (Faculty of Economics and International Business, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam)

  • Phan Thi Van

    (Faculty of Economics and International Business, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam)

Abstract

While village industries are known to play an important role in the development of rural areas in developing countries, little is known about village industries in transition economies. Also, little attention has been paid to the question of how human capital contributes to the choice of jobs and income of workers in these village industries. This paper inquires into the determinants of the workers' choice of jobs and income in two village-based industrial clusters in Northern Vietnam. We found that formal schooling plays an important role in the self-selection of jobs and income of workers in all of the villages.

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  • Vu Hoang Nam & Dao Ngoc Tien & Phan Thi Van, 2010. "The Roles of Formal Schooling in Workers' Job Self-selection and Income in Village-based Industrial Clusters: The Cases of Two Clusters in Northern Vietnam," Working Papers 07, Development and Policies Research Center (DEPOCEN), Vietnam.
  • Handle: RePEc:dpc:wpaper:0710
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    Keywords

    Vietnam; Industrial cluster;

    JEL classification:

    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East

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