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Type: Journal article
Title: The impact of natural disasters on household income, expenditure, poverty and inequality: evidence from Vietnam
Author: Bui, A.
Dungey, M.
Nguyen, C.
Pham, T.
Citation: Applied Economics, 2014; 46(15):1751-1766
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0003-6846
1466-4283
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Anh Tuan Bui, Mardi Dungey, Cuong Viet Nguyen and Thu Phuong Pham
Abstract: Natural disasters are expected exacerbate poverty and inequality, but little evidence exists to support the impact at household level. This article examines the effect of natural disasters on household income, expenditure, poverty and inequality using the Vietnam Household Living Standard Survey in 2008. The effects of a natural disaster on household income and expenditure, corrected for fixed effects and potential endogeneity bias, are estimated at 6.9% and 7.1% declines in Vietnamese household per capita income and expenditure, respectively. Natural disasters demonstrably worsen expenditure poverty and inequality in Vietnam, and thus should be considered as a factor in designing poverty alleviation policies.
Keywords: Hazards; disasters; natural shocks; poverty; inequality; Vietnam
Rights: © 2014 Taylor & Francis
RMID: 0030041370
DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2014.884706
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