Keywords

poverty, foreign direct investment, globalization, economics

Abstract

This research examines the factors that account for variance in provincial poverty reduction rates between 2002 and 2008 in Vietnam. In particular, this paper uses spatial regression modeling to show that foreign direct investment (FDI) and the capitalist legacies of southern Vietnam significantly affected provincial poverty reduction during this time period. These findings suggest that although Vietnam as a whole has benefited from post-Đổi Mới economic reform and FDI, the historical capitalist legacies of the former Republic of Vietnam played a strong role in aiding provinces in the south in attracting FDI and subsequently reducing provincial poverty.

Original Publication Citation

Sanders, Scott R., “North Versus South: The Effects of Foreign Direct Investment and Historical Legacies on Poverty Reduction in Post-Đổi Mới Vietnam.” Journal of Vietnamese Studies 9.2 (2014): 46-67.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2014-08-01

Publisher

Journal of Vietnamese Studies

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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