Growth, structural transformation, and rural change in Viet Nam : a rising dragon on the move / edited by Finn Tarp.

Provides in-depth evaluation of the development of rural life in Viet Nam over the past decade, combining a unique primary source of time-series panel data with the best micro-econometric analytical tools available.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Tarp, Finn, 1951- (Editor)
Format: Electronic
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Series:Studies in development economics.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam; Copyright; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; Notes on Contributors; 1: Viet Nam: Setting the Scene; 1.1 Introduction; 1.1.1 Macroeconomic and Monetary Performance; 1.2 External Economic Relations; 1.3 Household Consumption and Socioeconomic Indicators; 1.4 Moving from the Macro to the Household Level; 1.5 The VARHS Questionnaires; A. Commune questionnaire; B. Main household questionnaire; 1.6 Book Outline; References.
  • 2: Characteristics of the VARHS Data and Other Data Sources2.1 Getting Familiar with VARHS; 2.1.1 Purpose; 2.1.2 Sample Design; 2.1.3 Characteristics of the Balanced Sample; 2.1.4 Sample Attrition; 2.2 VARHS and Other Data Sources; 2.2.1 Other Data Sources; Population Censuses; Viet Nam Household Living Standards Survey (VHLSS); Additional Data Sources; 2.2.2 Comparison of VARHS with VHLSS and the Population Census; 2.3 Conclusion; References; Part I: A Rural Economy Transformation; 3: Local Transformation: A Commune-Level Analysis; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Occupational and Agricultural Choice.
  • 3.3 Provision of Public Goods and Infrastructure3.4 Past, Present, and Future Commune Problems; 3.5 Conclusion; References; 4: Commercialization in Agriculture, 2006-14; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Some Relevant Literature; 4.3 Agricultural Activities in the VARHS Panel; 4.4 Rice Cultivation and Sales, Cash Crops, and Aquaculture in Rural Viet Nam; 4.5 Using the Panel to Look at Production and Sales Dynamics; 4.6 In-Depth Analysis of Determinants of Commercialization; 4.7 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 5: The Rural Non-Farm Economy; 5.1 Introduction.
  • 5.2 Description of Non-Farm Activities of Households5.3 Diversification and the Transition from Agriculture in Viet Nam; 5.4 Empirical Analysis; 5.5 Conclusions; References; Part II: Key Production Factors and Institutions; 6: Land Issues: Markets, Property Rights, and Investment; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Landlessness; 6.3 Farm Size and Land Fragmentation; 6.4 Land Markets; 6.5 Property Rights; 6.6 Effects of Land Titles on Agricultural Investment; 6.7 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 7: Labour and Migration; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Policy Background and Literature Review; 7.3 Data.
  • 7.4 Household Characteristics7.5 Migrant Characteristics; 7.6 Remittance Behaviour; 7.7 How Does Migration Impact the Welfare of Sending Households?; 7.8 Migration and Access to Credit; 7.9 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 8: Information and Communication Technology; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Geographical Differences; 8.3 Descriptive Statistics of ICT Ownership; 8.3.1 Descriptive Statistics on Phone Ownership; 8.3.2 Descriptive Statistics on Computer and the Internet; 8.4 Determinants of ICT Adoption; 8.4.1 Determinants of Phone Ownership; 8.4.2 Determinants of Internet Adoption.
  • 8.5 Information Sources.