CHANGES IN SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN VIETNAM
Case Study of the Program on Poverty Reduction For Poor Districts
There are several ways of measurement, assessment of social changes in Vietnam in recent years. Social changes are reflected in the changes of every component such as households in different fields of social life and namely in disparities and gaps between rich and poor ones. Vietnam’s households’ livelihood standard surveys (VLSS) provide a number of indicators, criteria that need treatment, analysis in order to point out structural changes in the dimensions from the scope, structure of households a to education, living standard, labor, and employment of households’ members. Social changes can be measured and evaluated through structural changes of 5 twenty-percent income groups by income of households. Those changes are clearly reflected in the disparities between a so-called (by The General Statistic Office) twenty-percent of the richest group (group 5) and twenty-percent of the poorest (group 1) group. This paper uses some secondary data of the VLSS to clarify dimensions of recently social changes in Vietnam. The paper presents considerable improved living standard but it also pointed out relevant increased level of inequality economically among rich and poor households. Thus, inclusive growth requires implement programs, policies to support poor people and regions.