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

Finn Tarp


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 productive forms 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 realize desired development goals. The roots of this book grow from when the first pilot V ... More

Keywords: agriculture, development process, household survey, poverty reduction, structural transformation, Viet Nam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198796961
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Finn Tarp, editor
Director, UNU-WIDER and Professor of Development Economic, University of Copenhagen

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1 Viet Nam

Finn Tarp

Part I A Rural Economy Transformation

4 Commercialization in Agriculture, 2006–14

Chiara Cazzuffi, Andy McKay, and Emilie Perge

5 The Rural Non-Farm Economy

Christina Kinghan and Carol Newman

Part II Key Production Factors and Institutions

6 Land Issues

Thomas Markussen

7 Labour and Migration

Gaia Narciso

Part III Welfare Outcomes and Distribution Issues

10 Welfare Dynamics:2006–14

Andy McKay and Finn Tarp

12 Children and Youths

Gaia Narciso and Carol Newman

13 Ethnic Disadvantage

Saurabh Singhal and Ulrik Beck

Part IV Lessons and Policy

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