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Record number 419443
Title Impact of Public and Private Transfers on Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from Vietnam
Author(s) Berg, M.M. van den; Nguyen Viet Cuong, N.
Source Development Policy Review 29 (2011)6. - ISSN 0950-6764 - p. 689 - 728.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7679.2011.00553.x
Department(s) Development Economics Group
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) migration - risk - economics - poor - net
Abstract This article investigates the extent to which public and private transfers affected poverty and inequality in Vietnam in the mid-2000s. It finds that the impact of public transfers on poverty was negligible, due to the low coverage of the poor and the relatively small amounts transferred. Moreover, the effect of the receipt of transfers on expenditures was small: recipients decreased the labour supply and only a limited amount of the extra income went to current consumption. Domestic private transfers were somewhat more successful in reducing poverty. With most public and private transfers going to non-poor households, inequality was only marginally affected
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