Collecting 4636 observations at household level from VHLSS 2012, this study aims to investigate the effects of current resources of family on education expenditure ratio for children in Vietnam. The findings of the study provide the whole context of the education expenditure situation in six regions of Vietnam as well as in urban and rural. Besides, it is demonstrated that socio-economic status is the key indicators to education expenditure ratio. Particularly, household’s income and education level of household head positively effect on the ratio. Beside, the occupation of household head is associated with education expenditure ratio for children. In addition, the correlation between demographic factors and education expenditure ratio is also analyzed. Accordingly, the findings indicate that education expenditure ratio is associated with gender of household head. In fact, families whose household head being mother have higher ratio than those whose household head being father. Similarly, the education expenditure ratio of families being the Kinh is also higher than those being other ethnic minority groups. Finally, the correlation between higher education expenditure ratio with higher number of schooling children confirms the fact that size of family is one the key factor influencing on education achievement of children. Especially, the findings provide that the education expenditure ratio for the boys and the girls are relatively equal in Vietnam. Furthermore, the policy recommendations relating to education expenditure were also drawn from findings to deal with the remaining disadvantages.
University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City; VNP (Vietnam – The Netherlands Programme for M.A. in Development Economics)