Is the Emerging Nonfarm Market Economy the Route Out of Poverty in Vietnam?

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Dominique P. van de Walle

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Dorothyjean Cratty

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Date Written: January 2003

Abstract

Are the household characteristics that are good for transition to a more diversified market-oriented development process in Vietnam also important for reducing poverty? Or are there tradeoffs? The determinants of both poverty incidence and participation in rural off-farm activities are modeled as functions of household and community characteristics using comprehensive national household surveys for 1993 and 1998. Despite some common causative factors, such as education and region of residence, the processes determining poverty and inhibiting diversification are clearly not the same. Participation in the emerging rural nonfarm market economy will be the route out of poverty for some, but certainly not all, of Vietnam's poor.

This paper - a product of Public Services, Development Research Group - is part of a larger effort in the group to understand how to reduce poverty.

Suggested Citation

van de Walle, Dominique P. and Cratty, Dorothyjean, Is the Emerging Nonfarm Market Economy the Route Out of Poverty in Vietnam? (January 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=636312

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Dorothyjean Cratty

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