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By David Dollar, Jennie I. Litvack, Paul Glewwe

Vietnam's swift progress has reworked the rustic, decreasing poverty from approximately seventy five percentage of the inhabitants to approximately 50 percentage. whilst, its transition from a deliberate to a industry financial system has created new demanding situations for public coverage in quite a lot of components. This quantity explores matters equivalent to which macroeconomic and structural reforms resulted in development, what impression reform has had at the loved ones economic climate, and the way the transition has affected schooling, wellbeing and fitness, fertility, and baby food. It offers an research of monetary and social regulations and indicates how micro-level information can be utilized to investigate the most likely influence of alternative executive costs and actions. It additionally makes a speciality of the influence diversified regulations have at the negative and demanding situations stereotypes approximately poverty-focused charges.

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Paul Glewwe is a senior economist in the Development Research Group. Jennie Litvack is an economist in the Public Sector Management Division of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network. Cover design by Sam Ferro and Sherry Holmberg. Cover photo by Jennie Litvack. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Household welfare and Vietnam's transition / edited by David Dollar, Paul Glewwe, Jennie Litvack. ).  Poverty-Vietnam.  Series. 9597-dc21 97-46963 CIP Page v Contents Foreword xv Contributors xvii Map xviii 1.

Series. 9597-dc21 97-46963 CIP Page v Contents Foreword xv Contributors xvii Map xviii 1. Macroeconomic Reform and Poverty Reduction in Vietnam David Dollar and Jennie Litvack 1 Economic Reform and Macroeconomic Performance, 1985-95 3 A Weak Macroeconomy 3 Reform of Agriculture and the Private Sector 5 Reform of the Macroeconomy 6 A Successful Structural Adjustment 8 Widespread Benefits 10 Lurking Challenges 11 The Impact of Economic Growth on Poverty Reduction 13 Income Distribution in Other Transition Economies 13 Estimates of Poverty Incidence 14 Projections of Future Poverty Incidence 16 A Poverty Alleviation Strategy for Vietnam 19 The Role of Government in a Market Economy 20 Lessons Learned 21 Notes 25 References 26 2.

As additional representative household surveys are conducted during that time, it will be possible to monitor progress in poverty alleviation and, more broadly, changes in household welfare. Thus in this book we lay the foundation for future work on household welfare in Vietnam. Finally, the book is intended to aid policymaking. The effect of growth on poverty reduction in Vietnam over the next decade will be influenced by household behavior and by a host of government policies and expenditures.

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