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Type: Journal article
Title: Poverty among ethnic minorities: the transition process, inequality and economic growth
Author: Bui, A.
Nguyen, C.
Pham, T.
Citation: Applied Economics, 2017; 49(31):3114-3128
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 0003-6846
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Anh Tuan Bui, Cuong Viet Nguyen and Thu Phuong Pham
Abstract: This article investigates the process of reducing poverty in ethnic minority households. Using two recent Vietnam household surveys, we find that ethnic minority households are more likely to be persistently poor and less likely to be persistently non-poor than ethnic majority households. The within-group component generated by the variation in income within each ethnicity group explains more than 90% of the change in total inequality. Income redistribution plays an important role in decreasing the poverty gap and decreasing poverty severity. Different ethnic groups have different poverty patterns, which should be noted when designing policies to alleviate poverty and inequality.
Keywords: Ethnic minority; household income; inequality; poverty; decomposition
Rights: © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
RMID: 0030059276
DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2016.1254341
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