Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163160
Authors: 
Fujii, Tomoki
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
ADBI Working Paper Series 661
Abstract: 
Using household data for rural northern Viet Nam between 1993 and 2014, we find that the ethnic minority group continued to lag behind the majority group in various development indicators despite the overall improvement in living standards. Our regression and decomposition analyses show that the structural differences between the two groups are an important cause of the persistent development gap. However, the nature of structural differences changed over time and no single source of structural difference explains the persistent gap. We argue that more minority-appropriate policies are needed to lift poor minority households out of poverty further and reduce the development gap.
Subjects: 
Economics
Poverty
Viet Nam
JEL: 
I32
O10
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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