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By Ravi Kanbur, Anthony J. Venables, Guanghua Wan

Spatial disparities are a degree of the unequal distribution of source of revenue, wealth, strength and assets among peoples in numerous destinations. As a measurement of total inequality, spatial disparities have further value whilst mixed with neighborhood divisions and political and ethnic tensions which could undermine social and political balance. This publication makes a speciality of problems with poverty and inequality which are at once concerning the Millennium improvement targets. The authors study spatial disparities in international locations and areas which are attracting substantial expert and political cognizance, corresponding to China, Russia and significant Asian nations.

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Epprecht (2004) Poverty and Inequality in Vietnam: POVERTY MAPPING WITH AGGREGATE CENSUS DATA 35 Spatial Patterns and Geographic Determinants. Report prepared by the International Food Policy Research Institute and the Institute of Development Studies in collaboration with the Inter-ministerial Poverty Mapping Working Group, Hanoi. Poverty Working Group (1999) Vietnam: Attacking Poverty. A joint report of the Government of Vietnam-Donor-NGO Poverty Working Group presented to the Consultative Group Meeting for Vietnam, 14–15 December.

In collaboration with the World Bank, Goskomstat undertook a programme of sample redesign and rotation from 1994 to 1998 in order to improve the representativeness of the sample (which is now based on the 2 per cent microcensus conducted in 1994). However, the household microdata remain unavailable to almost A DECOMPOSITION ANALYSIS OF POVERTY IN RUSSIA 39 all researchers, and the methodology described in Goskomstat (1998a) omits many important details. The measurement of household resources and the concept of household welfare have also changed over time.

The VLSS sample was based on 10 strata: the rural areas of the seven regions and three urban strata (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, other cities, and towns). For this analysis, we merge ‘‘other cities’’ and ‘‘towns’’ because the census data do not distinguish between these two strata. The 1999 census was carried out by the GSO and refers to the situation as of 1 April 1999. It was conducted with the financial and technical support of the United Nations Family Planning Association and UNDP. Unit record data from the full census are not available, but a 33 per cent 12 NICHOLAS MINOT AND BOB BAULCH sample was obtained from the GSO.

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