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Mortality Risk and Human Capital Investment: The Impact of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Jane G. Fortson
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    Using data from Demographic and Health Surveys for 15 sub-Saharan African countries, this article estimates the relationship between regional HIV prevalence and the change in individual human capital investment over time. Areas with higher levels of HIV experienced relatively larger declines in schooling.

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    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 6928.

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    Length: 15
    Date of creation: 28 Feb 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:6928

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    Keywords: HIV/AIDS; Saharan Africa; Mortality Risk; Human Capital Investment;

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    1. Chicoine, Luke, 2012. "AIDS mortality and its effect on the labor market: Evidence from South Africa," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 98(2), pages 256-269.
    2. Renaud Bourlès & Bruno Ventelou & Maame Esi Woode, 2012. "Child Income as an Insurance Mechanism Consequences for the Health-Education Relationship," AMSE Working Papers 1205, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Marseille, France.
    3. Wilson, Nicholas, 2012. "Economic booms and risky sexual behavior: Evidence from Zambian copper mining cities," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(6), pages 797-812.
    4. Thornton, Rebecca L., 2012. "HIV testing, subjective beliefs and economic behavior," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 99(2), pages 300-313.

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