Survey Data - Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam book

The datafile below contains the Viet Nam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) data used for the book Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam.

The roots of the book go back to when the first pilot VARHS was carried out in 2002. The success of VARHS02 inspired a plan to carry out a more ambitious VARHS from 2006 onwards, increasing coverage and representativeness to more than 2,150 families and 12 provinces across the various regions of Viet Nam. The VARHS, covering these very same households, had by 2014 been carried out five times, i.e. every two years. It is on this high quality VARHS panel data foundation and almost 15 years of study and policy work the book builds, in its effort to bring out the essential rural micro-economic characteristics and insights of a dynamic South-East Asian economy in transition from a centrally planned towards a more market based economy.                                                                        

Stata Documentation
VARHS Data_Instructions.pdf