Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126317
Authors: 
Narciso, Gaia
Newman, Carol
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/090
Abstract: 
Structural transformation in rural Viet Nam has led to rising incomes and a diversification of livelihoods away from agriculture. Using panel data on children in 2,181 rural households surveyed over the 2008-14 period, we examine how the welfare of children has been impacted by structural transformation. Our analysis depicts a society that has made great progress towards improving child welfare which can in part be linked to the empowerment of women that has accompanied the transformation process. We find heterogeneity in welfare gains though, with boys benefitting more than girls and persistently lower levels of child welfare among ethnic minorities.
Subjects: 
child welfare
child labour
education
gender
structural transformation
Viet Nam
JEL: 
O12
D1
J13
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-979-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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