Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam: A Rising Dragon on the Move by Finn TarpGrowth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam: A Rising Dragon on the Move by Finn Tarp

Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam: A Rising Dragon on the Move

EditorFinn Tarp

Hardcover | March 25, 2017

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Many developing countries - Viet Nam included - continue to struggle to raise incomes per capita. A common feature of the growth and development process is a fundamental change in the pattern of economic activity, as households reallocate labour from traditional agriculture to more productiveforms of agriculture and modern industrial and service sectors. Broad structural transformation and widespread poverty reduction is the combined result of these large-scale shifts in work and labour allocation when they realise desired development goals.The roots of this volume grow from when the first pilot Viet Nam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) was carried out in 2002. The success of this inspired the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM) in Hanoi, the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development(CAP-IPSARD), the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA), and the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) of the University of Copenhagen, together with Danida and later on UNU-WIDER, to plan and carry out a more ambitious VARHS from 2006, increasing coverage andrepresentativeness to more than 2,150 families and 12 provinces across the various regions of Viet Nam. The VARHS covering these very same households had by 2014 been carried out five times, i.e. every two years. It is on this high quality panel data foundation and almost 15 years of study and policy work using the VARHS data the present volume builds, in its effort to bring out the essential ruralmicro-economic characteristics and insights of a dynamic South-East Asian economy in transition from a centrally planned towards a more market based economy.
Finn Tarp is Director of UNU-WIDER and Professor of Development Economics at the University of Copenhagen. He has some 38 years of experience in academic and applied development economics research, teaching, and policy analysis; and his field experience covers more than 20 years of in-country assignments in 35 countries across the deve...
Title:Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam: A Rising Dragon on the MoveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0 inPublished:March 25, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Finn Tarp: Viet Nam: Setting the ScenePART I: A RURAL ECONOMY TRANSFORMATION2. Kasper Brandt and Finn Tarp: Characteristics of the VARHS Data and other Data Sources3. Ulrik Beck: Rural Transformation: A Commune-Level Analysis4. Andy McKay, Chiara Cazzuffi, and Emilie Perge: Commercialization in Agriculture: 2006-14PART II: KEY PRODUCTION FACTORS AND INSTITUTIONS5. Christina Kinghan and Carol Newman: The Rural Non-Farm Economy6. Thomas Markussen: Land Issues 2006-14: Property Rights and Investment7. Gaia Narciso: 1 Rural Labour and Migration8. Heidi Kaila: Information and communication technologyPART III: WELFARE OUTCOMES AND DISTRIBUTIONAL ISSUES9. Thomas Markussen: Social and Political Capital10. Andy McKay and Finn Tarp: Welfare Dynamics: 2006-1411. Carol Newman: Gender Inequality and the Empowerment of Women12. Gaia Narciso and Carol Newman: Children and the youth13. Saurabh Singhal and Ulrik Beck: Ethnic Disadvantage: Evidence using Panel Data14. Finn Tarp: Lessons Learnt and Policy Implications