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Societies 2018, 8(3), 45; https://doi.org/10.3390/soc8030045

Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Assets That Influence Informal Garment Workers’ Livelihood Security in Laos

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Center for Research on Plurality in the Mekong Region (CERP), 1st Floor, HS.02 Building, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 123 Mittapap Rd., Muang District, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
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Department of Social Development, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Khon Kaen University, 123 Mittapap Rd., Muang District, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
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Received: 19 May 2018 / Revised: 14 June 2018 / Accepted: 18 June 2018 / Published: 21 June 2018
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Laos is a socialist transition economy that has continued to increase its household characteristics, social assets, and human assets, all of which significantly influence livelihood security. The study sample generated 333 responses with confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) conducted using the LISREL software 9.30 for Window. The statistical model showed good fit with χ2/df = 62, CFI (comparative fit index) = 0.968, GFI (goodness-of-fit index) = 0.969, and RMSEA (root-mean-square error of approximation) = 0.0358, respectively. The findings confirmed that the standardized coefficients for household characteristics (β = 0.429, p < 0.01), social assets (β = 0.505, p < 0.01), and financial assets (β = 0.423, p < 0.01) positively influenced livelihood security. The implication of the current findings regarding the model will be discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: assets; informal garment sector; livelihood security; Laos assets; informal garment sector; livelihood security; Laos
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