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