Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161582
Authors: 
Dang Thi Thu Hoai
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/18
Abstract: 
This paper examines the issue of horizontal inequalities in Viet Nam over the past 20 years. Using data from three recent Viet Nam population censuses (1989, 1999, and 2009) and three Viet Nam Household Living Standard Surveys (1998, 2008, 2012), we estimated numerous measures on inequalities between different 'ethnic' groups against several welfare indicators. Our results show that horizontal inequality matters in Viet Nam, in particular for ethnicity, region, and rural/urban groups. While there has been an improvement in horizontal inequality in education, this paper shows little change in other welfare indicators, in particular poverty. We also found that horizontal inequality does matter for poverty reduction in Viet Nam and it needs more attention when designing poverty policies in the future.
Subjects: 
Viet Nam
horizontal inequality
ethnics
regions
poverty
education
JEL: 
C25
D63
I24
I32
O18
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-242-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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