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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.

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  • Jane G. Fortson, "undated". "Mortality Risk and Human Capital Investment: The Impact of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 4fed8158611247e99f2fc838e, Mathematica Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:4fed8158611247e99f2fc838e31082e9
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