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– Evidence from a randomised controlled trial study
Cuong Viet Nguyen, Finn Tarp - World Development, 2022

In this study, we use a randomized control trial to examine whether asking Vietnamese men to reflect on gender equality can reduce their gender bias. We randomly selected two groups of married men in four rural provinces and asked the first group to make comments on gender-related laws and the...

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Khoa Vu, Paul Glewwe - World Development, 2022

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– Evidence from Viet Nam
Cuong Viet Nguyen - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

In view of the detrimental effect of COVID-19 lockdowns on household welfare, most countries implemented economic stimulus aid packages to support households. The extent to which these packages mitigated the pandemic’s adverse effects on households is not just an intriguing question for...

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– Evidence from Viet Nam
Duc Anh Dang, Ngoc Anh Tran - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Government effectiveness has played an important role in tackling the crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This paper discusses the different aspects of government effectiveness in explaining the variation in the COVID-19 confirmed cases and death levels in Viet Nam. We use...

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Tung Duc Phung, Thanh Minh Pham - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Viet Nam has achieved remarkable economic growth and poverty reduction since the Doi Moi. However, ethnic minorities and the ethnic majority do not benefit equally from the national economic progress. The proportion of poor households that are ethnic minority-headed soared from 18 per cent in...

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Duong Anh Nguyen, Minh Binh Tran, Anh Mai Le, anh m - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents VNMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Viet Nam. This work has been carried out by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in collaboration with UNU-WIDER and SASPRI. The results presented in this report are derived using VNMOD version 2.3 running on EUROMOD...

– Meet our tax-benefit microsimulation team in Viet Nam!
Anna Toppari - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

How can Vietnamese policymakers improve their policy choices related to social protection and tax policies? Who are the experts providing evidence on different policy scenarios and their pros and cons to local decision makers? Meet our SOUTHMOD national team working in Hanoi who are leading...

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Tu Thi Ngoc Le - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

The length of maternity leave has direct impacts on critical gender equality outcomes such as women’s employment and lifetime earnings. However, there are different perspectives on the most appropriate duration of maternity leave and how it may impact these outcomes. There is no definite...

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Adelaide Baronchelli, Roberto Ricciuti - Ecological Economics, 2022

This study analyses the relationship between temperature shocks and migration in rural households in Vietnam. To control for the potential endogeneity between crop production and migration we use monthly minimum temperatures in the growing season as an instrument of rice production. In...

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Tu Thi Ngoc Le, Ngoc Thi Bich Pham - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This study seeks to determine the effect on the gender employment gap and women’s employment of the extension of maternity leave from four months to six months in Viet Nam’s 2012 Labor Code. To identify this effect, labour market outcomes of groups of women and men are compared. We...

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Khoa Vu, Paul Glewwe - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Despite a sizeable literature on the labour market effects of maternity leave regulations on women in developed countries, how these policies affect women’s work in developing countries with a large informal sector remains poorly understood. This study examines how extending the...

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– An application to Viet Nam
Jesse Lastunen, Matteo Richiardi - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

We develop a new methodology to nowcast the effects of the COVID-19 crisis and forecast its evolution in small, export-oriented countries. To this aim, we exploit variation in financial indexes at the industry level and relate them to the expected duration of the crisis for each industry, under...

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– Characteristics, productive value and market constraints in industrial manufacturing
Christine Ngoc Ngo, Miao Chi - Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, 2020

This study analyses the differentials of productive values in Vietnamese micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and how market constraints have hindered their performance. Quantitative analyses suggest substantial differences in value addition among manufacturing MSMEs, and the crucial...

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– Firm-level evidence from Viet Nam
Jann Lay, Tevin Tafese - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Using a firm-level panel dataset on private small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Viet Nam’s manufacturing sector, this paper examines productivity dynamics of formal and informal firms. We decompose productivity changes into changes within and between formal and informal firms. We...

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– Evidence from Viet Nam
Duc Anh Dang, Hai Anh La - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The literature shows that political connections have different effects on firms’ activities. However, the question of how political connections affect firms’ formalization has not been explored. Using data from three waves of the Vietnam Small and Medium Enterprise Survey for the...

UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

It is important to understand how working conditions faced by workers in Vietnamese SMEs affect levels of compensation. This is salient given the scope of SMEs in Vietnam — they contribute to approximately 45% of the country’s GDP and 60% of its employment. There are no clearly...

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