IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/pra/mprapa/70090.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Poverty Assessment of Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam

Author

Listed:
  • Le, Chau
  • Nguyen, Cuong
  • Phung, Thu
  • Phung, Tung

Abstract

Ethnic minorities in Vietnam have experienced high income fluctuation over time. This study aims to examine why a number of households experienced an income increase while others experienced an income decrease in poor areas with high density of ethnic minorities in Vietnam. It shows that the increase in household income results from an increase in average income per working hour. That is, the number of working hours did not change significantly but the increase in productivity per working hour helps households to increase their household income. In addition, the increase in number of working hour and increase in income transfers also contribute to the income increase. Our study also indicates that the increase in labor productivity mostly comes from agricultural sector but not from non-agricultural sector. For households with falling income, the major reasons for the income decrease are decreasing labor productivity, especially in agricultural sector.

Suggested Citation

  • Le, Chau & Nguyen, Cuong & Phung, Thu & Phung, Tung, 2014. "Poverty Assessment of Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam," MPRA Paper 70090, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:70090
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/70090/1/MPRA_paper_70090.pdf
    File Function: original version
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. World Bank, 2009. "Country Social Analysis : Ethnicity and Development in Vietnam - Summary report," World Bank Other Operational Studies 3093, The World Bank.
    2. Stark, Oded & Taylor, J Edward & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 1986. "Remittances and Inequality," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 96(383), pages 722-740, September.
    3. Alkire, Sabina & Foster, James, 2011. "Counting and multidimensional poverty measurement," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 95(7), pages 476-487.
    4. World Bank, 2009. "Country Social Analysis : Ethnicity and Development in Vietnam - Main Report," World Bank Other Operational Studies 3094, The World Bank.
    5. 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.
    6. Lanjouw, Peter & Marra, Marleen & Nguyen, Cuong, 2013. "Vietnam's evolving poverty map : patterns and implications for policy," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6355, The World Bank.
    7. World Bank, 2012. "Well Begun, Not Yet Done : Vietnam's Remarkable Progress on Poverty Reduction and the Emerging Challenges," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12326, The World Bank.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. dos Santos, Herivelto Tiago Marcondes & Dias, Rubens Alves & Balestieri, José Antônio Perrella, 2016. "Application of factorial analysis to a Brazilian metropolitan region considering the Millennium Development Goals," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 59(C), pages 276-291.
    2. Thaichon, Park & Quach, Sara, 2016. "Dark motives-counterfeit purchase framework: Internal and external motives behind counterfeit purchase via digital platforms," Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 82-91.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Ethnic minority; household income; poverty; decomposition; Vietnam.;

    JEL classification:

    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:70090. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Joachim Winter). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/vfmunde.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.