Does Reducing Malaria Improve Household Living Standards?
AbstractLiving in malaria-endemic regions places an economic burden on households even if they do not actually suffer an episode of malaria. Households living with endemic malaria are less likely to have access to economic opportunities and may have to modify agricultural practices and other household behavior to adapt to their disease environment. Data from Vietnam demonstrate that reductions in malaria incidence through government-financed malaria control programs can contribute to higher household income for all households living in endemic areas. Empirically, a 10% decrease in malaria cases at the national level translates to a roughly US$30 million annual economic benefit in the form of improved living standards.
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Malaria; Living standards; Disease;
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- D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
- I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General
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