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Chapter 8 Vietnam - A Widening Poverty Gap for Ethnic Minorities (Excerpt from book: Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Development)

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.

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Document type Books and book chapters
Language of document
  • English
  • Ethnic minorities and indigenous people
  • Poverty reduction
  • SDG1 No Poverty
  • SDG10 Reduce Inequality
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
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Hai-Anh H. Dang (Contact Author) World Bank- Development Data Group (DECDG) (email) 1818 H. Street, N.W. MC2-846 Washington, DC 20433 United States HOME PAGE:

Author (individual) Hai Anh Dang
Publication date 2010
Pagination 36
Keywords ethnic minorities,poverty,household survey,Vietnam,các dân tộc thiểu số,đói nghèo,khảo sát nhà ở,Việt Nam
Date uploaded February 3, 2019, 10:16 (UTC)
Date modified February 20, 2019, 03:58 (UTC)