Globalization and poverty in Vietnam:Introduction and overview

Thoburn, John (2004) Globalization and poverty in Vietnam:Introduction and overview. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 9 (2). pp. 127-144. ISSN 1354-7860

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Abstract

The papers in this special issue present results from three research projects on Vietnam looking, respectively, at poverty dynamics; globalization, production and poverty; and at foreign direct investment. Vietnam has seen a striking reduction in poverty since its opening to the outside world in the early 1990s under its doi moi economic reform programme, and evidence for this poverty reduction is not sensitive to where the poverty line is drawn. Inequality; however, has risen. An important part of Vietnam's reform programme has been the rapid development of labour-intesive manufactured exports such as garments and footwear, partly driven by foreign investment, while the domestic market has remained quite protected. Employment growth has been disappointing, though, since Vietnamese industry has been shedding labour as it catches up with world standards of productivity.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 04 Jun 2010
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic reform,employment,globalization,poverty,trade,vietnam,geography, planning and development,development,political science and international relations ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2021 01:39
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2021 01:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/82341
DOI: 10.1080/1354786042000207290

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