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Urban and Rural Dimensions of Income Inequality in Vietnam

Thi Cam Van Cao; Takahiro Akita;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2008
Abstract
This study analyzes urban and rural inequalities in Vietnam by applying two techniques of inequality decomposition by population groups and income sources based on two data sets from the nationwide household surveys in 2002 and 2004. It is found that within-sector inequalities in income distribution are substantially higher than that in expenditure distribution because expenditure level is more dependent on location characteristics of a household, while the determinants of income level seems to stay in other characteristics such as education and occupations of household members. Income inequality within the urban sector is higher than that in the rural sector be...
Subjects
free text keywords: Income Inequality, Urban and Rural Dimensions, Theil Decomposition Analysis, Gini Decomposition Analysis, Vietnam, Asia, Income Inequality, Urban and Rural Dimensions, Theil Decomposition Analysis, Gini Decomposition Analysis, Vietnam, Asia, jel:O15, jel:O18
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