Vietnam: Issues of Inequality, Gender and Health - Short Paper

Income and Health Dynamics in Vietnam: Poverty Reduction, Increased Health Inequality

Thang Minh Nguyen  By the same author

      Barry M. Popkin  By the same author

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For the last 15 years or so, the government of Vietnam, like that of China, has been engaged on a deliberate course to modernize its economy and emulate a capitalistic model of development. The result is a political system that continues to be directed by the communist party and a decentralized economy in which desired behaviour is promoted through a free market approach rather than through state (…)