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HIV, Risky Behavior and Ethno-Linguistic Heterogeneity

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  • Miron Tequame

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    (Center for Research in the Economics of Development, University of Namur)

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This paper studies the role of ethno-linguistic diversity on risky sexual behavior and HIV status of individuals. We compute three different measures of ethno-linguistic heterogeneity and show that ethno-linguistic heterogeneity is positively related to risky sexual behavior and HIV status of individuals. This effect, both on risky behavior and HIV status, is stronger for women than for men. Accordingly, we also find a positive association between ethno-linguistic heterogeneity and being in a discordant couple where the wife is HIV positive. Our findings have an implication for prevention policies as it identifies community level characteristics for implementing anti-HIV/AIDS policies.

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Paper provided by University of Namur, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1004.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2010
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Handle: RePEc:nam:wpaper:1004

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Keywords: HIV/AIDS; Risky Behavior; Ethno-Linguistic Diversity;

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