(A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, VIETNAM – THE NETHERLANDS PROGRAMME FOR M.A IN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS)
By Truong Dat Anh (VNP 21)
Academic Supervisor: Dr. Tran Tien Khai
This thesis researches about multidimensional poverty in rural area of the Southern region of Vietnam. The research scope is 19 provinces, separated into area the Southeast region and the Southwest region. Based on VHLSS 2014 data set of General Statistic Offices of Vietnam, 1977 households have filtered to examine. Alkire & Forster approach have applied and established a framework include 20 indicators and 6 dimensions, which are suitable for the reality and data availability in the Southern region of Vietnam. Using the methods of Chi2 test and descriptive statistics, this thesis found some relationships between household characteristics and poverty status. Besides, there are some differences in poverty status among provinces and areas. Hence, poverty policies used for tackle poverty status should focus to reasonable targets to ensure efficient and effective.
Keywords: multidimensional poverty, household characteristics.
Abbreviations: GSO - General statistics offices; WB - World Bank; WHO - World health organization; MPI - Multidimensional poverty index; VHLSS - Vietnamese Household Living Standard Survey; GDP - Gross domestic product.
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