Economic reform and welfare in Viet Nam

K (Karel) Jansen

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Abstract

Economic reform in Viet Nam started around 1980 and accelerated in the late 1980s. Economic and social indicators show that the transition of the economy has been highly successful. Rapid and widespread growth has lifted living standards of the majority of the population. Continued rapid growth will be required to reduce the remaining poverty and to catch up with other Asian countries. In terms of macroeconomic requirements such rapid growth is possible although not guaranteed. Future growth strategies need to be more employment-oriented in order to prevent sharp increases in unemployment and income inequality.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherInternational Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Number of pages60
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1997

Publication series

SeriesISS working papers. General series
Number260
ISSN0921-0210

Series

  • ISS Working Paper-General Series

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