Linh Vu Hoang, Thùy Anh Nguyễn

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Abstract

The higher education system in Vietnam has expanded rapidly during the past two decades. Yet, the equity in terms of access to higher education in the country is understudied. This paper is an attempt to look at Vietnam’s current higher education system in terms of access and equity. Using logistic regression model and data from the Vietnam Household Living Standard Survey 2016, the paper also examines the factors explaining the enrolment in higher education in Vietnam. It shows that there has been a wide gap in the access between the rich and the poor, and between the Kinh/Hoa majority and the ethnic minority group in Vietnam. Therefore, public policies to assist disadvantaged groups getting access to higher education will be needed