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Economic growth, poverty, and household welfare in Vietnam /
edited by Paul Glewwe, Nisha Agrawal, David Dollar.
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Washington, DC : World Bank, 2004.
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xiv, 628 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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0821355430
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Washington, DC : World Bank, 2004.
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0821355430
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An overview of economic growth and household welfare in Vietnam in the 1990s / Paul Glewwe -- Reform, growth, and poverty / David Dollar -- The wage labor market and inequality in Vietnam / John Luke Gallup -- Household enterprises in Vietnam : survival, growth, and living standards / Wim P.M. Vijverberg, Jonathan Haughton -- Agriculture and income distribution in rural Vietnam under economic reforms : a tale of two regions / Dwayne Benjamin, Loren Brandt -- The static and dynamic incidence of Vietnam's public safety net / Dominique van de Walle -- The spatial distribution of poverty in Vietnam and the potential for targeting / Nicholas Minot, Bob Baulch -- Ethnic minority development in Vietnam : a socioeconomic perspective / Bob Baulch ... [et al.] -- Poverty and survival prospects of Vietnamese children under doi moi / Adam Wagstaff, Nga Nguyet Nguyen -- Child nutrition, economic growth, and the provision of health care services in Vietnam / Paul Glewwe, Stefanie Koch, Bui Linh Nguyen -- Patterns of health care use in Vietnam : analysis of 1998 Vietnam living standards survey data / Pravin K. Trivedi -- Trends in the education sector / Nga Nguyet Nguyen -- An investigation of the determinants of school progress and academic achievement in Vietnam / Paul Glewwe -- Child labor in transition in Vietnam / Eric Edmonds, Carrie Turk -- Economic mobility in Vietnam / Paul Glewwe, Phong Nguyen -- Private interhousehold transfers in Vietnam / Donald Cox.
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5195424
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Based on unusually rich macroeconomic and household survey data from Vietnam, this title examines the causes of Vietnam's economic growth and its prospects for future growth. It also examines the impact of economic growth on poverty, school enrollment, child health, and a variety of other socio-economic outcomes. Finally, it examines the nature of poverty and the impact of government policies that attempt to reduce poverty.
Unpaid Annotation
In the 1970A'-s and early 1980A'-s, VietnamA'-s economic performance was dismal, and Vietnam was one of the poorest countries in the world. With the adoption of new market-oriented policies in the late 1980A'-s, economic growth increased rapidly. Vietnam achieved an extremely high rate of economic growth in the 1990A'-s, averaging 8% per year from 1990 to 2000. This economic growth was accompanied by a large reduction in poverty (reduced from 58% in 1993 to 37% in 1998), dramatic increases in school enrollment, and a rapid decrease in child malnutrition. Economic Growth, Poverty, and Household Welfare in Vietnam examines the causes of VietnamA'-s economic growth and its prospects for future growth. It also examines the impact of economic growth on poverty, school enrollment, child health, and a variety of other socio-economic outcomes. Finally, it examines the nature of poverty and the impact of government policies that attempt to reduce poverty. Based on unusually rich macroeconomic and household survey data from Vietnam, this book is an important resource for development practitioners, drawing lessons for Vietnam and for other low-income developing countries.
Main Description
In the 1970s and early 1980s, Vietnam's economic performance was dismal, and Vietnam was one of the poorest countries in the world. With the adoption of new market-oriented policies in the late 1980's, economic growth increased rapidly. Vietnam achieved an extremely high rate of economic growth in the 1990s, averaging 8% per year from 1990 to 2000. This economic growth was accompanied by a large reduction in poverty (reduced from 58% in 1993 to 37% in 1998), dramatic increases in school enrollment, and a rapid decrease in child malnutrition.'Economic Growth, Poverty, and Household Welfare in Vietnam' examines the causes of Vietnam's economic growth and its prospects for future growth. It also examines the impact of economic growth on poverty, school enrollment, child health, and a variety of other socio-economic outcomes. Finally, it examines the nature of poverty and the impact of government policies that attempt to reduce poverty.Based on unusually rich macroeconomic and household survey data from Vietnam, this book is an important resource for development practitioners, drawing lessons for Vietnam and for other low-income developing countries.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Macroeconomic & household survey data from Vietnam is used to examine how it has transformed itself from one of the poorest countries in the world in the 1980s to one of the most successful in the 1990s.
Long Description
In the 1970A's and early 1980A's, VietnamA's economic performance was dismal, and Vietnam was one of the poorest countries in the world. With the adoption of new market-oriented policies in the late 1980A's, economic growth increased rapidly. Vietnam achieved an extremely high rate of economic growth in the 1990A's, averaging 8% per year from 1990 to 2000. This economic growth was accompanied by a large reduction in poverty (reduced from 58% in 1993 to 37% in 1998), dramatic increases in school enrollment, and a rapid decrease in child malnutrition. Economic Growth, Poverty, and Household Welfare in Vietnam examines the causes of VietnamA's economic growth and its prospects for future growth. It also examines the impact of economic growth on poverty, school enrollment, child health, and a variety of other socio-economic outcomes. Finally, it examines the nature of poverty and the impact of government policies that attempt to reduce poverty. Based on unusually rich macroeconomic and household survey data from Vietnam, this book is an important resource for development practitioners, drawing lessons for Vietnam and for other low-income developing countries.
Main Description
With the adoption of new market-oriented policies, Vietnam has transformed itself from one of the world's poorest countries during the 1980s, into an economy with one of the highest growth rates during the 1990s. Using macroeconomic and household survey data, this publication examines a range of issues including: the causes of Vietnam's economic growth and future prospects; the impact on household welfare and poverty levels, school enrolment, child health and other socioeconomic outcomes; and the nature of poverty in Vietnam and the effectiveness of government policies for poverty reduction, drawing lessons for Vietnam and for other low-income developing countries.
Long Description
In the 1970¿s and early 1980¿s, Vietnam¿s economic performance was dismal, and Vietnam was one of the poorest countries in the world. With the adoption of new market-oriented policies in the late 1980¿s, economic growth increased rapidly. Vietnam achieved an extremely high rate of economic growth in the 1990¿s, averaging 8% per year from 1990 to 2000. This economic growth was accompanied by a large reduction in poverty (reduced from 58% in 1993 to 37% in 1998), dramatic increases in school enrollment, and a rapid decrease in child malnutrition. Economic Growth, Poverty, and Household Welfare in Vietnam examines the causes of Vietnam¿s economic growth and its prospects for future growth. It also examines the impact of economic growth on poverty, school enrollment, child health, and a variety of other socio-economic outcomes. Finally, it examines the nature of poverty and the impact of government policies that attempt to reduce poverty. Based on unusually rich macroeconomic and household survey data from Vietnam, this book is an important resource for development practitioners, drawing lessons for Vietnam and for other low-income developing countries.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Abbreviations and acronyms
Map of Vietnam
An overview of economic growth and household welfare in Vietnam in the 1990sp. 1
Vietnam's economic performance in the 1990sp. 27
Reform, growth, and povertyp. 29
The wage labor market and inequality in Vietnamp. 53
Household enterprises in Vietnam : survival, growth, and living standardsp. 95
Agriculture and income distribution in rural Vietnam under economic reforms : a tale of two regionsp. 133
Poverty reduction in Vietnam in the 1990sp. 187
The static and dynamic incidence of Vietnam's public safety netp. 189
The spatial distribution of poverty in Vietnam and the potential for targetingp. 229
Ethnic minority development in Vietnam : a socioeconomic perspectivep. 273
Progress in health and education in Vietnam in the 1990sp. 311
Poverty and survival prospects of Vietnamese children under Doi Moip. 313
Child nutrition, economic growth, and the provision of health care services in Vietnamp. 351
Patterns of health care use in Vietnam : analysis of 1998 Vietnam living standards survey datap. 391
Trends in the education sectorp. 425
An investigation of the determinants of school progress and academic achievement in Vietnamp. 467
Other Topicsp. 503
Child labor in transition in Vietnamp. 505
Economic mobility in Vietnamp. 551
Private interhousehold transfers in Vietnamp. 567
List of figures, maps, and tablesp. 605
Indexp. 615
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