Nguyen, Anh and Jones, Nicola (2006): Vietnam’s Trade Liberalisation: Potential Impacts on Child Well-being.
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Following extensive economic and market reforms and more than a decade of negotiations, Vietnam became the latest country to accede to the World Trade Organization in November 2006. While it is expected that greater integration into the world economy will boost Vietnam’s economic growth and contribute to the country’s ongoing transition towards a market economy, there are concerns about potentially negative impacts on vulnerable sectors of the population, including remote rural populations, women and children. This paper examines the possible impacts of Vietnam’s trade liberalisation on children in poor communities. It focuses on three key aspects of child well-being – child work (domestic and extra-household), educational attainment and health status – drawing on data from the first wave of the Young Lives Vietnam longitudinal survey on childhood poverty. Our main findings point to significant differences based on ethnicity, household poverty status and vulnerability to declining living standards, parental (especially maternal) education levels, children’s involvement in work activities, and access to public services.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Development and Policies Research Center|
|Original Title:||Vietnam’s Trade Liberalisation: Potential Impacts on Child Well-being|
|Keywords:||Childwelfare; Vietnam; WTO; Education; Child Labour; Young Lives|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F15 - Economic Integration
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty > I31 - General Welfare, Well-Being
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F16 - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Institutions > I20 - General
|Depositing User:||Anh Nguyen|
|Date Deposited:||12. Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||15. Mar 2015 08:57|
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