Vietnam: A Widening Poverty Gap for Ethnic Minorities

Gillette Hall and Harry Patrinos. (Eds.) “Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Development”. Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming

33 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2013

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Hai-Anh Dang

World Bank - Development Data Group (DECDG); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA); Global Labor Organization (GLO); Vietnam National University Ha Noi; Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) - Centre for Analysis and Forecasting

Date Written: April 15, 2012

Abstract

Vietnam has one of the fastest economic growth rates in the world in recent years. However, ethnic groups in this country may not equally share the benefit of this wealth increase. Using data from household surveys in Vietnam, this paper offers an analysis of the welfare outcomes between ethnic groups in poverty, education, labor market participation, labor earnings, child labor, health, nutrition and social protection. Ethnic minority groups fare significantly worse than ethnic majority groups for most indicators. This paper concludes with some policy recommendations to narrow the ethnic gap.

Keywords: ethnic minorities, poverty, household survey, Vietnam

JEL Classification: I2, I3, O1

Suggested Citation

Dang, Hai-Anh H., Vietnam: A Widening Poverty Gap for Ethnic Minorities (April 15, 2012). Gillette Hall and Harry Patrinos. (Eds.) “Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Development”. Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2346307 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2346307

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