publication . Preprint . Article . 2020

The Linkages between Growth, Poverty and Inequality in Vietnam: An Empirical Analysis

Hoai Nam Nguyen; Quoc Hoi Le; Thi Thu Cuc Nguyen;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
Abstract
This paper examines how initial inequality and poverty rate are related to subsequent economic growth in the provincial level of Vietnam. The results show a robust negative relationship between initial poverty rate and subsequent economic growth. However, there is no link between initial inequality and subsequent economic growth. The results also show that lower inequality leads to lower poverty rate and poverty reduction could help to reduce inequality. Other determinants of inequality and poverty reduction include human capital, investment, gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate and trade openness. The main policy implication that emerges from this paper is ...
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free text keywords: poverty, inequality, economic growth, vietnam, Accounting. Bookkeeping, HF5601-5689, Income inequality metrics, Linkage (mechanical), law.invention, law, Social inequality, Economic system, Economics, Negative relationship, Openness to experience, Human capital, Development economics, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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