Health and Wealth in Vietnam: An Analysis of Household Living Standards


"This is rather a good book. It is unpretentious, and presents a lot of important information in a readable and thorough format. This is a good book, and to be recommended" (Asian-Pacific Economic Literature").

About the Publication

How do Vietnamese households live and work? This book answers many of the most important questions, including: Who uses contraceptives? Which children get the most health care? Who are the poor, and why are they poor? Which families migrate? Why do so many rural workers change jobs? Where do households get credit? What drives rice production?
          The result of a unique collaboration between Vietnamese and international social scientists, the fourteen concise chapters paint a fascinating picture of household health and wealth. All are based on the Vietnam Living Standards Survey, the most accurate and complete source of data available. The use of statistical techniques in every chapter gives the book added coherence while providing depth and clarity to the analysis. A must for anyone with a serious interest in Vietnam, this highly readable book is also designed to serve as a reference work.


Preliminary pages
1. Introduction, by Jonathan Haughton, contributor
2. Contraceptive Use, by Pham Thanh Nhiem, contributor
3. Child Health, by Pham Quynh Huong, contributor
4. Health Insurance, by Nguyen Nguyet Nga, contributor
5. Determinants of Low Birthweight, by Sarah Bales, contributor
6. Son Preference, by Jonathan Haughton, Dominique Haughton, contributors
7. Educational Enrolments in Lower Secondary School, by Bach Hong Viet, Thai Thi Ngoc Dung, Truong Thi Kim Chuyen, contributors
8. Identification of Poverty in Vietnam, by Dinh Hien Trinh, Nguyen Binh Duong, contributors
9. Household Expenditure, by Vu Trieu Minh, contributor
10. Remittances and the Distribution of Income, by Nguyen Duc Vinh, Le Minh Tam, contributors
11. Internal Migration, by Vo Thi Kim Sa, Ngo Thi Loan, Bui Thi Hong, Tran Thi Ben, Nguyen Hoang Bao, contributors
12. Changes in Occupations in Rural Areas, by Tran Van Hung, Tran Thi Tuyet, Le Van Phung, contributors
13. Household Credit, by Nguyen Huy Van, Nguyen Thi Thu, Le Thi Thao, Vo Si, Tran Van Bich, contributors
14. Rice Production, by Trinh Thi Long Huong, Pham Hoai Vu, Nguyen Xuan Hai, Nguyen Thi Lien, contributors
Appendix, Index, The Editors

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