Agricultural productivity and mortality: evidence from Kagera, Tanzania
AbstractWe ask whether prime-age adult mortality due to HIV/AIDS decreases the endowment of knowledge for agricultural production in Kagera, Tanzania, reducing total factor productivity. We also quantify how much this negative effect contributes to the decrease in long-term household agricultural output growth compared to the contribution of decreased accumulation of productive assets; household members, land, and livestock. We find that prime-age adult mortality decreases the accumulation of knowledge stock as total factor productivity and the contribution of this negative effect to the decrease in agricultural output growth is larger than the contribution of decreased accumulation of each productive asset.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 24587.
Date of creation: 30 Apr 2009
Date of revision: 23 Aug 2010
mortality; human capital; HIV/AIDS; agriculture; total factor productivity; Tanzania;
Other versions of this item:
- Ikegami, Munenobu, 2009. "Agricultural productivity and mortality: evidence from Kagera, Tanzania," MPRA Paper 15065, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- D9 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice
- Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
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