Vietnam Social Sciences, S. 3 (2016)

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The Different Transitions of Agricultural Households after Land Acquisition in Suburban Ho Chi Minh City


Tóm tắt

Suburbanization is accompanied by great changes in the urban peripheries. A significant number of local residents have been resettled from the area as the result of rural land being acquisitioned and converted from agricultural to other purposes such as industrial, business, or residential use. What then are becoming of the traditional farmers in these suburban districts? From our survey of 200 agricultural households after land acquisition in the 3 suburban districts of Ho Chi Minh City, it was found that more than half of the surveyed households are experiencing more difficult livelihood and earning condition compared to before. Such research findings unfortunately are fairly common as land acquisitions are generally not welcome, especially if land was expropriated under the government's compulsory land acquisition act. It should be taken into account that not all families were in similar backgrounds, or have experienced similar transition process. The paper henceforth aims to further elaborate the reasons behind why and how some households have managed to maintain or improve their livelihood through transition while others have not.

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Vietnam Social Sciences, ISSN: 1013-4328