|Title: ||Households earned income in Vietnam: evidence from VHLSS 2008
||Author(s): ||Truong Ngoc Quang
||Advisor(s): ||Dr. Nguyen Van Phuong
||Keywords: ||Earned income; Household; Semi-log model; Poverty; Inequality; Vietnam
||Abstract: ||The most considerable element of households’ income structure on average is earned income which is one of the main drivers to improve the living standard of most Vietnamese households in recent years. However, there is an increasing tendency of income inequality and living standards’ difference between regions, rural and urban areas as well as between the richest and poorest households. This paper contributes to the nderstanding of the effects of Region-level characteristics, Community-level characteristics and Household and individual characteristics on household’s earned income. The determinants of earned income are considered at household, commune and regional levels. While wage employment still constitutes the backbone of the urban economy, non-farm activities and income diversification are increasingly significant for rural households. It is recognized that households’ physical capital (housing), human capital (education), and local infrastructure are significant determinants in increasing their earned income.
||Issue Date: ||2013
||Publisher: ||University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City; VNP (Vietnam – The Netherlands Programme for M.A. in Development Economics)
|Appears in Collections:||MASTER'S THESES|