Economic Growth, Inequality, and Poverty in Vietnam

14 Pages Posted: 7 May 2018

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Cuong Viet Nguyen

(NEU) National Economics University of Vietnam

Nguyet Pham Minh

(NEU) National Economics University of Vietnam

Date Written: May 2018

Abstract

This study examines how poverty reduction has been associated with economic growth and inequality in Vietnam. It finds that although the speed of poverty reduction was lower in the 2000s than in the 1990s, economic growth was more pro‐poor in the latter period. During the 1993–98 period, expenditure inequality increased and the poverty reduction during this period was mainly caused by economic growth. During the 2004–08 period, however, expenditure inequality decreased, thereby contributing to poverty reduction. The poverty incidence declined by around 5 percentage points, of which expenditure growth and redistribution contributed 2.8 and 2.2 percentage points of poverty reduction, respectively.

Suggested Citation

Nguyen, Cuong Viet and Pham Minh, Nguyet, Economic Growth, Inequality, and Poverty in Vietnam (May 2018). Asian‐Pacific Economic Literature, Vol. 32, Issue 1, pp. 45-58, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3173332 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apel.12219

Cuong Viet Nguyen (Contact Author)

(NEU) National Economics University of Vietnam ( email )

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

Nguyet Pham Minh

(NEU) National Economics University of Vietnam ( email )

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

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