Poverty and Inequality Maps for Rural Vietnam: An Application of Small Area Estimation

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Nguyen Viet Cuong

(NEU) National Economics University of Vietnam

Tran Ngoc Truong

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Roy van der Weide

World Bank; World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Date Written: October 1, 2010

Abstract

The objective of the paper is to update the small area estimates of poverty and inequality for rural Vietnam. The new estimates of province and district level poverty for the year 2006, when combined with estimates available for 1999, allow for examination of how poverty has changed in rural Vietnam over the past seven years. The analysis finds that all provinces across the country experienced a noticeable reduction in rural poverty during the period 1999-2006. Some of the largest reductions in poverty are observed for provinces with poverty rates close to the national average. The poorest provinces have also experienced reductions in poverty, albeit at a more modest pace. Provinces and districts with lower levels of inequality in 2006 have seen above average poverty reductions. The authors consider both expenditure and income based measures of poverty and inequality, and find the results to be very similar.

Keywords: Rural Poverty Reduction, Regional Economic Development, Achieving Shared Growth, Services & Transfers to Poor

Suggested Citation

Cuong, Nguyen Viet and Truong, Tran Ngoc and van der Weide, Roy, Poverty and Inequality Maps for Rural Vietnam: An Application of Small Area Estimation (October 1, 2010). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5443. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1689757

Nguyen Viet Cuong

(NEU) National Economics University of Vietnam ( email )

207 Giai phong Road
Hai Ba Trung District
Hanoi, Hanoi 10000
Vietnam

Tran Ngoc Truong

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Roy Van der Weide (Contact Author)

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433
United States

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

1818 H. Street, N.W.
MSN3-311
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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