Employment poverty linkages and policies for pro-poor growth in Vietnam

Issues in Employment and Poverty, Discussion Paper No.9

Considering the period 1987-2001, argues that the full potential of poverty reduction was not realised because of persisting low levels of human capital in the remote and mountainous regions as well as vulnerability. Finds that the remarkable productivity improvements in the industrial sector helped to decrease poverty among its workers but did neither generate additional jobs nor facilitate employment movement of workers out of agriculture. Develops estimates of employment elasticities of growth.