Working Papers in Economics
Are Vietnamese Farmers Concerned with their Relative Position in Society?
(), Pham Khanh Nam
(), Martin Linde-Rahr
() and Peter Martinsson
Abstract: This paper examines the attitude towards relative position
or status among rural households in Vietnam. On average, the respondents
show weaker preferences for relative position than in comparable studies in
Western countries. Possible explanations are the emphasis on the importance
of equality and that villagers are very concerned with how the local
community perceives their actions. We also investigate what influences the
concern for relative position and find, among other things, that if anyone
from the household is a member of the Peoples Committee then the respondent
is more concerned with the relative position.
Keywords: Relative income; positionality; experiments; Vietnam; Asia; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C91; D63; (follow links to similar papers)
18 pages, March 16, 2005
Published in Journal of Development Studies, 2007, Vol 43, pp. 1177-1188.
- This paper is published as:
Carlsson, Fredrik, Pham Khanh Nam, Martin Linde-Rahr and Peter Martinsson, (2007), 'Are Vietnamese Farmers Concerned with their Relative Position in Society?', Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 43, pages 1177-1188
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