publication . Research . 2015

Demystifying Poverty Measurement in Vietnam

Demombynes, Gabriel; Hoang Vu, Linh;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2015
  • Publisher: World Bank Group, Washington, DC
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This paper provides an overview of poverty measurement issues in Vietnam for the non-specialist. Vietnam has two main approaches to measuring poverty. An income-based approach is used by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs to generate a classification used for determining anti-poverty program eligibility as well as poverty monitoring over the short term. A separate consumption-based approach has been used by the General Statistics Office and the World Bank (GSO-WB), principally to examine poverty changes over the longer run. These national poverty lines are distinct from the $1.25-a-day and $2-a-day international poverty lines. Vietnam s GSO-WB n...
Subjects
free text keywords: ANTI-POVERTY, ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM, CALORIC REQUIREMENTS, CASH EXPENDITURE, CHANGES IN POVERTY, CONSUMPTION AGGREGATE, CONSUMPTION BASKET, CONSUMPTION SMOOTHING, COST OF FOOD, DECOMPOSABLE POVERTY, DECOMPOSABLE POVERTY MEASURES, DEVELOPED COUNTRIES, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, DEVELOPING COUNTRY, DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, DEVELOPMENT GOALS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC LITERATURE, ELIGIBILITY, EXTREME POVERTY, EXTREME POVERTY LINE, FOOD BASKET, FOOD EXPENDITURE, FOOD NEEDS, FOOD POVERTY, FOOD POVERTY LINE, FOOD PRICES, FOOD SHARE, GDP, GLOBAL POVERTY, GROWTH ELASTICITY, HEADCOUNT POVERTY, HEALTH CARE, HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION, HOUSEHOLD LIVING STANDARDS, HOUSEHOLD SURVEY, HOUSING, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, INCOME, INCOME LEVELS, INEQUALITY, INTERNATIONAL POVERTY LINES, MEASURING POVERTY, NATIONAL POVERTY, NATIONAL POVERTY LINE, NATIONAL POVERTY LINES, NUTRITION, POLICY IMPLICATIONS, POLICY RESEARCH, POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS, POOR, POOR HOUSEHOLDS, POORER HOUSEHOLDS, POVERTY ANALYSIS, POVERTY ASSESSMENT, POVERTY CHANGES, POVERTY COMPARISONS, POVERTY ESTIMATES, POVERTY GAP, POVERTY HEADCOUNT RATES, POVERTY INDEX, POVERTY ISSUES, POVERTY MEASURE, POVERTY MEASUREMENT, POVERTY MEASURES, POVERTY MONITORING, POVERTY RATE, POVERTY RATES, POVERTY REDUCTION, POVERTY REDUCTION PROGRAMS, POVERTY STATISTICS, POVERTY THRESHOLD, REGIONAL COST, REGIONAL COST OF LIVING, RURAL, RURAL AREAS, RURAL POVERTY, RURAL POVERTY LINES, SCHOOLING, SOCIAL PROGRAMS, SQUARED POVERTY GAP, STANDARD OF LIVING, TARGETING, URBAN AREAS, URBAN POVERTY, VILLAGE LEVEL, WELFARE INDICATOR, WELFARE LEVEL
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