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Trung Xuan Hoang and Quang Nhat Bui
 
''Sectoral Employment and Poverty in Rural Vietnam in 2000s''
( 2017, Vol. 37 No.4 )
 
 
This paper uses Vietnam Households Living Standards Surveys of 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 and utilize a linear probability model with household fixed-effects to examine the impact of sectoral employment on rural poverty. The result shows that non-farm employment play a vital role in poverty reduction in rural Vietnam. The number of household members self-employing has a significant impact on poverty reduction. Employment in domestic private enterprises also contributes significantly to poverty reduction. Finally, change in rice price only helped to reduce poverty in 2006-08 when rice price increased significantly due to the global food crisis of 2008.
 
 
Keywords: poverty dynamics, linear probability model, rural Vietnam.
JEL: I3 - Welfare and Poverty: General
C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General
 
Manuscript Received : Feb 20 2017 Manuscript Accepted : Oct 26 2017

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