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Demystifying poverty measurement in Vietnam

  title={Demystifying poverty measurement in Vietnam},
  author={Gabriel Demombynes and Linh Hoang Vu},
This paper provides an overview of poverty measurement issues in Vietnam for the non-specialist. Vietnam has two main approaches to measuring poverty. An income-based approach is used by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs to generate a classification used for determining anti-poverty program eligibility as well as poverty monitoring over the short term. A separate consumption-based approach has been used by the General Statistics Office and the World Bank (GSO-WB), principally… Expand

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