Economic Growth and Employment in Vietnam

By David Lim

© 2014 – Routledge

184 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2014-03-17
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About the Book

Vietnam has enjoyed significant economic success since the implementation of its "doi moi" reforms, including rapid growth in GDP, exports and foreign and domestic investment, and a shedding of poorly-performing state-owned enterprises. Despite this, however, the economic situation for many ordinary people in Vietnam is fragile, with income only just above the poverty line, and high unemployment, especially among the young. In addition, inflation is high, and the state-owned sector is still large, much of it still performing badly. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current economic situation in Vietnam. It outlines the state of the economy, paying special attention to employment, discusses government policies including on trade and integration with the global economy, and concludes by assessing the key challenges facing Vietnam’s economy going forward.

Table of Contents

Preface Part 1: Economic and Non-economic Performances 1. Economic Performances 2. Human Development Performances 3. Employment Performances Part 2: Determinants of Employment Growth 4. Macroeconomic Policies 5. Trade Policies 6. Globalization 7. State-owned Enterprises 8. Business Regulatory Framework Part 3: Human Resources and Economic Development 9. Demand for Skilled Human Resources 10. Higher Education 11. Technical-vocational Education and Training Part 4: Concluding Remarks 12. Economic Growth, Employment and Education

About the Author

David Lim is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Griffith University and President of the Technological and Higher Education Institute of the Vocational Training Council of Hong Kong.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of the growth economies of Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General