The role of rice in poverty dynamics in rural Vietnam: 2002–2008

Hoang, Trung X., Pham, Cong S. and Ulubaşoğlu, Mehmet A. 2016, The role of rice in poverty dynamics in rural Vietnam: 2002–2008, Journal of the Asia Pacific economy, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 132-150, doi: 10.1080/13547860.2015.1068600.

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Title The role of rice in poverty dynamics in rural Vietnam: 2002–2008
Author(s) Hoang, Trung X.
Pham, Cong S.ORCID iD for Pham, Cong S.
Ulubaşoğlu, Mehmet A.ORCID iD for Ulubaşoğlu, Mehmet A.
Journal name Journal of the Asia Pacific economy
Volume number 21
Issue number 1
Start page 132
End page 150
Total pages 19
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1354-7860
Keyword(s) poverty dynamics
rice price
Summary Using the Vietnamese Household Living Standards Surveys of 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008, this paper investigates the role of rice in poverty dynamics in the recent context of Vietnam. We find that sizeable changes in rice prices in the 2000s, which were driven largely by the country's integration into the world markets, have not helped rural households escape poverty, even for households with large-scale rice production. Our results also document that changes in rice output and productivity did not help mitigate poverty either. The paper provides evidence to explain why a substantial exogenous increase in the rice prices between 2006 and 2008 did not help rural households to move out of poverty, while similar changes did help in the 1990s.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13547860.2015.1068600
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio Economic Objective 910106 Income Distribution
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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