DECOMPOSING THE ETHNIC GAP IN LIVING STANDARDS IN RURAL VIETNAM: 1993 TO 2004

  • Baulch B
  • Pham H
  • Reilly B
  • 6

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • N/A

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

This paper decomposes the welfare gap between majority and minority ethnic groups in rural Vietnam between 1993 and 2004. Approximately one-half of the household expenditure gap in each year is attributable to treatment effects. Geographic variables explain less than one-fifth of this gap. The ethnic gap increased by 14.6 percent between 1993 and 2004. Over one-half of the gap’s increase is linked to temporal changes in unobservable factors, and less than one-quarter to the improvement of majority endowments compared to those of the minorities. Broadly similar findings are detected using mean and quantile regression analysis.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

There are no full text links

Authors

  • Bob Baulch

  • H.T. Pham

  • Barry Reilly

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free