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HIV/AIDS - Epidemi som påverkar tillväxt?

Julander, Sophia LU (2010) NEKK01 20101
Department of Economics
Abstract
This study is motivated by the low GDP per capita growth and high rates of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV/AIDS has according to the literature severe impact on both economic and socioeconomic variables, such as lowering the work force and reducing the demand for education. HIV and poverty implies a vicious cycle, since poverty leads to more sensitiveness for the disease, and the disease leads to more poverty. A regression analysis was conducted with GDP per capita growth rate as the independent variable and several explanatory variables relating to economic growth. Focus was on the variable which indicated the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among the population. The result from the regression showed that HIV/AIDS did not have a statistically... (More)
This study is motivated by the low GDP per capita growth and high rates of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV/AIDS has according to the literature severe impact on both economic and socioeconomic variables, such as lowering the work force and reducing the demand for education. HIV and poverty implies a vicious cycle, since poverty leads to more sensitiveness for the disease, and the disease leads to more poverty. A regression analysis was conducted with GDP per capita growth rate as the independent variable and several explanatory variables relating to economic growth. Focus was on the variable which indicated the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among the population. The result from the regression showed that HIV/AIDS did not have a statistically significant impact on economic growth. (Less)
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author
Julander, Sophia LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKK01 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
HIV/AIDS, sub-Saharan Africa, economic growth
language
Swedish
id
1620684
date added to LUP
2010-06-29 11:32:28
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2010-06-29 11:32:28
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  abstract     = {This study is motivated by the low GDP per capita growth and high rates of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV/AIDS has according to the literature severe impact on both economic and socioeconomic variables, such as lowering the work force and reducing the demand for education. HIV and poverty implies a vicious cycle, since poverty leads to more sensitiveness for the disease, and the disease leads to more poverty. A regression analysis was conducted with GDP per capita growth rate as the independent variable and several explanatory variables relating to economic growth. Focus was on the variable which indicated the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among the population. The result from the regression showed that HIV/AIDS did not have a statistically significant impact on economic growth.},
  author       = {Julander, Sophia},
  keyword      = {HIV/AIDS,sub-Saharan Africa,economic growth},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {HIV/AIDS - Epidemi som påverkar tillväxt?},
  year         = {2010},
}