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    Determinants of antenatal care utilization in Lao PDR 

    Palath Phanthoulack; Saran Sarntisart (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    The healthy state of mother and child is very important and if well-addressed may result in a greater potential in terms of human capital as well as in the labor force. This can further positively affect productivity and the economic growth rate. The purpose of this research is to study the factors influencing its optimal attendance, and to assess how these factors differ between regions. To achieve these objectives, secondary data were obtained from the Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) conducted during 2011-2012 at both the national and ...
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    The relationship between financial agglomeration and economic development : the case of the five provinces in Northwest China 

    Xi, Xiao; Saran Sarntisart (National Institute of Development Administration, 2019)

    Finance is the general hub of modern market economy operation and plays a non-substitutable important position in economic progress. The fact of financial agglomeration in promoting the economy has been confirmed in the southeastern coastal areas of China, but for the inland areas of the northwest, there is still little research for this "new topic", this field of research is still waiting for people to explore. This paper firstly combs the relevant theories of financial agglomeration. On this basis, the five provinces that constitute the ...