Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

10-2017

Abstract

Using household data for rural northern Viet Nam between 1993 and 2014, we find that theethnic minority group continued to lag behind the majority group in various developmentindicators despite the overall improvement in living standards. Our regression anddecomposition analyses show that the structural differences between the two groups are animportant cause of the persistent development gap. However, the nature of structuraldifferences changed over time and no single source of structural difference explains thepersistent gap. We argue that more minority-appropriate policies are needed to lift poorminority households out of poverty further and reduce the development gap.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Behavioral Economics

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

Publication

World Economy

ISSN

0378-5920

Identifier

10.1111/twec.12578/epdf

Publisher

Wiley: 24 months

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/twec.12578/epdf

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