Motivation, problems and assistance needed
Tran, Ngo Thi Minh Tam; Le Thuy, Linh (2017), Motivation, problems and assistance needed, in Laure Pasquier-Doumer, Xavier Oudin, Nguyen Thang, The importance of household businesses and the informal sector for inclusive growth in Vietnam, IRD éd. : Paris, p. 279-304
Book titleThe importance of household businesses and the informal sector for inclusive growth in Vietnam
Book authorLaure Pasquier-Doumer, Xavier Oudin, Nguyen Thang
Number of pages327
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Abstract (EN)This chapter examines the motivation for setting up a HB, the problems that HBs encounter and their need for assistance. Given the particularity of these issues, the questions and responses principally reflect the subjective conceptions and opinions of the HB owners. The analyses in this chapter are therefore helpful in assessing the welfare and behaviours of HBs and in facilitating policy proposals.By examining the motivation for creating a HB and the level of job satisfaction among HB owners, the first section of this chapter illustrates the fact that in general working at a HB and in the informal sector is not a second choice. It points out that HBs are mainly set up for positive reasons and that HB owners are generally satisfied with their work. However, it must be taken into account that the choice of running a HB is often made when other occupational opportunities seem to be limited.The second section highlights the difficulties encountered by owners in running their business. Eight out of ten informal HB owners mentioned having at least one difficulty, and difficulty selling production was the most cited problem in both 2007 and 2014. As far as manpower is concerned, a large majority of the respondents stated that they do not have any problems, and those who do said that a shortage of skilled labourers and the instability of employees are the greatest problems. There is a massive call for assistance among HBs and in the informal sector, and it is presented in the fourth section. Access to credit appears to be the most frequent type of support needed by informal HBs.The final section investigates the allocation behaviours of HBs with respect to extra earnings. It shows that HBs are more inclined to use this income for non-productive purposes.
Subjects / KeywordsInformal sector; Social Networks
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