Le Thanh Ngoc(1), Pham Thi Thuy Diem(2),
(1) Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
(2) Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam


This paper investigates the determinants of poverty in Mekong River Delta Key Economic Zone in Vietnam for a sample of 604 households in Can Tho province, An Giang province, KienGiang province and Ca Mau province in 2012. Explanatory variables include demographic, nature, region, finance and physical. Using Binary Logistics regression, results show the complexity of the issues, wherein the financial variable has been the most important influence of poverty in this area.

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