Farmland Loss and Poverty in Hanoi‘s Peri-Urban Areas, Vietnam: Evidence from Household Survey Data

Using a dataset from a 2010 field survey involving 477 households, this paper has contributed to the literature by providing the first econometric evidence for the impacts of farmland loss (due to urbanization and industrialization) on household poverty in Hanoi‘s peri-urban areas. Factors affecting poverty were examined using a logit regression model. Our econometric results indicate that the one and two-year effects of farmland loss on poverty are not statistically significant. These results, therefore, confirm that farmland loss has had no impact on poverty in the short-term. This study also found that factors contributing to poverty reduction include households‘ education, access to credit, ownership of productive assets and participation in nonfarm activities before farmland loss. We propose some policy implications that can help households escape poverty and improve their welfare.


Issue Date:
Dec 31 2013
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
10.22004/ag.econ.162302
1804-1930 (Other)
Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/162302
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/162302
Published in:
05, 4
AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics
Page range:
199-209
Total Pages:
11
JEL Codes:
GA; IN
Series Statement:
5
4




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