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Tho Duc Bui and Cuong Viet Nguyen
''Spatial Poverty Reduction in Vietnam: An Application of Small Area Estimation''
( 2017, Vol. 37 No.3 )
This study examines the spatial pattern of poverty reduction in Vietnam during the 2010-2012 period. Although Vietnam experienced an economic slowdown during this period, the poverty rate still decreased from 20.8 percent to 17.2 percent. Poverty decreased in most provinces and districts. There was an inverse U-shaped relationship between the 2010 poverty and poverty reduction during 2010-2012. Provinces and districts with low or high initial poverty rates were less successful in reducing poverty over the reference period, while provinces and districts with average initial poverty rates were more able to reduce poverty most rapidly.
Keywords: Poverty measurement, poverty mapping, population census, household survey, Vietnam.
JEL: I3 - Welfare and Poverty: General
O1 - Economic Development: General
Manuscript Received : Jul 21 2016 Manuscript Accepted : Jul 29 2017

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