publication . Research . 2012

Income Inequality and Migration in Vietnam

NGUYEN, Tien Dung;
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  • Published: 25 Dec 2012 Journal: 経済科学, volume 60, issue 2, pages 3-24 (issn: 0022-9725, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 名古屋大学大学院経済学研究科
Abstract
In this paper, we have analyzed the recent trends in income inequality, internal and international migrations and investigated the impact of migration on income distribution in Vietnam. Our analysis shows that the effects of migration on income inequality vary with different types of migration, depending on who migrate and where they migrate. Foreign remittances tend to flow toward more affluent households, and they increase income inequality. By contrast, domestic remittances accrue more to low-income groups and this source of income has equalizing effects on income distribution. The major policy implication of our analysis is that migration can serve as a chan...
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