Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126379
Authors: 
Markussen, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/087
Abstract: 
This paper exploits five waves of the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) to investigate issues of social and political capital in rural Viet Nam. I analyse membership of the Communist Party, 'mass organizations' (Farmers' Union, Women's Union, etc.) and other voluntary organizations, trust, and the significance of family ties in economic transactions (e.g. the share of land tenants who are relatives of their landlord). The paper also presents fixed effects regressions exploring the effects of social and political capital on household income. Results indicate positive returns to Communist Party membership, trust and access to informal insurance.
Subjects: 
social capital
political capital
trust
family ties
household income
Viet Nam
JEL: 
D73
H7
O12
O53
P16
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-976-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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