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The impact of natural disasters on household income, expenditure, poverty and inequality: evidence from Vietnam

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Bui, A and Dungey, MH and Nguyen, C and Pham, TP, The impact of natural disasters on household income, expenditure, poverty and inequality: evidence from Vietnam, Applied Economics, 46, (15) pp. 1751-1766. ISSN 0003-6846 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00036846.2014.884706

Abstract

Natural disasters are expected exacerbate poverty and inequality, but little evidence exists to support the impact at household level. This article examines the effect of natural disasters on household income, expenditure, poverty and inequality using the Vietnam Household Living Standard Survey in 2008. The effects of a natural disaster on household income and expenditure, corrected for fixed effects and potential endogeneity bias, are estimated at 6.9% and 7.1% declines in Vietnamese household per capita income and expenditure, respectively. Natural disasters demonstrably worsen expenditure poverty and inequality in Vietnam, and thus should be considered as a factor in designing poverty alleviation policies. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied Economics
Research Field:Economic Development and Growth
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Macroeconomics
Objective Field:Economic Growth
Author:Dungey, MH (Professor Mardi Dungey)
Author:Pham, TP (Dr Phuong Pham)
ID Code:90349
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2014-04-01
Last Modified:2017-12-14
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