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Examining determinants of HIV/AIDS

Tullberg, Asegedetch LU (2010) EKHR02 20101
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Many infectious diseases interact with their immediate environments. Prevention strategies have to be executed on the individual level as well as within the risk environment. Risk factors refer to factors outside of the individual that influence the risk of transmission. However, this thesis focuses on macro level issues such as socioeconomic, political, demographic and technological influential factors. There is consensus that HIV/AIDS has a negative impact on economic growth and studies show evidence of that good health, often proxied by life expectancy, has a positive significant effect on labour productivity and economic growth. To fill a void in the literature, this thesis aims to examine the role of some of the socioeconomic,... (More)
Many infectious diseases interact with their immediate environments. Prevention strategies have to be executed on the individual level as well as within the risk environment. Risk factors refer to factors outside of the individual that influence the risk of transmission. However, this thesis focuses on macro level issues such as socioeconomic, political, demographic and technological influential factors. There is consensus that HIV/AIDS has a negative impact on economic growth and studies show evidence of that good health, often proxied by life expectancy, has a positive significant effect on labour productivity and economic growth. To fill a void in the literature, this thesis aims to examine the role of some of the socioeconomic, demographic, political and technological factors that could increase the spread of HIV/AIDS. In addition, such analysis is important in order to limit risk and allocate relief money more efficiently. Using public data from the World Bank, UNAIDS and the Integrated Network for Societal Conflict Research results from panel data analysis show that most factors examined display a negative relationship with HIV/AIDS in the sample of 45 sub Saharan African countries. (Less)
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author
Tullberg, Asegedetch LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The role of socioeconomic, demographic, political and technological factors in sub Saharan Africa 1990-2007
course
EKHR02 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Key words: HIV/AIDS, socioeconomic-, political- and technological determinants, demographic-, sub Saharan Africa.
language
English
id
1621688
date added to LUP
2010-06-22 08:54:12
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  abstract     = {Many infectious diseases interact with their immediate environments. Prevention strategies have to be executed on the individual level as well as within the risk environment. Risk factors refer to factors outside of the individual that influence the risk of transmission. However, this thesis focuses on macro level issues such as socioeconomic, political, demographic and technological influential factors. There is consensus that HIV/AIDS has a negative impact on economic growth and studies show evidence of that good health, often proxied by life expectancy, has a positive significant effect on labour productivity and economic growth. To fill a void in the literature, this thesis aims to examine the role of some of the socioeconomic, demographic, political and technological factors that could increase the spread of HIV/AIDS. In addition, such analysis is important in order to limit risk and allocate relief money more efficiently. Using public data from the World Bank, UNAIDS and the Integrated Network for Societal Conflict Research results from panel data analysis show that most factors examined display a negative relationship with HIV/AIDS in the sample of 45 sub Saharan African countries.},
  author       = {Tullberg, Asegedetch},
  keyword      = {Key words: HIV/AIDS,socioeconomic-,political- and technological determinants,demographic-,sub Saharan Africa.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Examining determinants of HIV/AIDS},
  year         = {2010},
}