Child poverty in Vietnam providing insights using a countryspecific and multidimensional model

Roelen, Keetie, Gassmann, Franziska and de Neubourg, Chris (2008). Child poverty in Vietnam providing insights using a countryspecific and multidimensional model. Maastricht University.

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    Author Roelen, Keetie
    Gassmann, Franziska
    de Neubourg, Chris
    Title Child poverty in Vietnam providing insights using a countryspecific and multidimensional model
    Publication Date 2008
    Place of Publication Maastricht, NL
    Publisher Maastricht University
    Pages 24
    Abstract In the last two decades, the issue of child poverty has received increasing attention worldwide. The acknowledgement in Vietnam that child-specific poverty measurement is crucial for poverty efforts directed towards children, and the current lack thereof, instigated the development of a Vietnam child poverty approach. In this paper, we develop a country-specific, multidimensional and outcome-based child poverty approach, taking into account policymakers�۪ perspectives and current advances in child poverty measurement. The approach is applied to household survey data from 2006 to obtain an in-depth child poverty profile. Findings suggest that 37 percent of all children in Vietnam live in poverty, with the most pressing areas of deprivation being water, sanitation and leisure. Further, we do not find evidence for a gender bias but do observe a large urbanrural divide, regional disparities and large ethnic inequalities. We argue that this tailormade approach is a valuable new tool for policy makers and analysts in Vietnam as it enables identification and analysis of poor children, their characteristics and most pressing areas of deprivation within the country�۪s specific social and cultural context. Key words: poverty measurement, multidimensional poverty, Vietnam
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