Effects of microfinance on poverty reduction in Vietnam : a pseudo-panel data analysis

Duong, Hoai An & Nghiem, Hong Son (2014) Effects of microfinance on poverty reduction in Vietnam : a pseudo-panel data analysis. Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, 4(2), pp. 58-67.

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Abstract

The development of microfinance in Vietnam since 1990s has coincided with a remarkable progress in poverty reduction. Numerous descriptive studies have illustrated that microfinance is an effective tool to eradicate poverty in Vietnam but evidence from quantitative studies is mixed. This study contributes to the literature by providing new evidence on the impact of microfinance to poverty reduction in Vietnam using the repeated cross - sectional data from the Vietnam Living Standard s Survey (VLSS) during period 1992 - 2010. Our results show that micro - loans contribute significantly to household consumption.

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ID Code: 82267
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 2200-7970
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Economic Development and Growth (140202)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2015 00:19
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2015 21:49

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