The nexus between poverty and deprivation in Vietnam

Mahadevan, Renuka and Hoang, Viet-Ngu (2016) The nexus between poverty and deprivation in Vietnam. Journal of Policy Modeling, 38 2: 290-303. doi:10.1016/j.jpolmod.2016.01.001


Author Mahadevan, Renuka
Hoang, Viet-Ngu
Title The nexus between poverty and deprivation in Vietnam
Journal name Journal of Policy Modeling   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0161-8938
1873-8060
Publication date 2016-03
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2016.01.001
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 38
Issue 2
Start page 290
End page 303
Total pages 14
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA United States
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Unlike previous studies’ finding on western and developed economies, income is a significant determinant of multidimensional deprivation in Vietnam. This first study on a developing country also incorporates food security in a latent class framework to compute a new multidimensional deprivation index. It was found that chronic poverty and not transient poverty has a detrimental effect on multidimensional deprivation and thus current poverty alleviation programs should potentially be tailored according to these poverty types to effectively combat multidimensional deprivation. The finding that 20% of non-poor are most deprived with 85% of this group living in urban Vietnam also points to the need for a new form of targeted policy.
Keyword Income poverty
Chronic poverty
Transient poverty
Latent class model
Multidimensional deprivation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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