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EXPLORING DETERMINANTS

Petré, Christine LU (2010) NEKK01 20091
Department of Economics
Abstract
HIV/AIDS affects people all over the world. Since it first was discovered in 1981 it has been the cause of death of 25 million people. However, a disproportional burden of the virus has been on the developing countries, in particular the African countries. There is still controversy among what determines the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. This is the underlining cause to why this thesis has been written. The aim is to examine which, of the chosen variables, correlate with HIV/AIDS rates in 37 African countries. The independent variables have been chosen on basis of a theoretical framework, constructed by earlier empirical research. All independent variables are connected to the assumption that viral transmission and sexual behaviour are essential... (More)
HIV/AIDS affects people all over the world. Since it first was discovered in 1981 it has been the cause of death of 25 million people. However, a disproportional burden of the virus has been on the developing countries, in particular the African countries. There is still controversy among what determines the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. This is the underlining cause to why this thesis has been written. The aim is to examine which, of the chosen variables, correlate with HIV/AIDS rates in 37 African countries. The independent variables have been chosen on basis of a theoretical framework, constructed by earlier empirical research. All independent variables are connected to the assumption that viral transmission and sexual behaviour are essential for understanding the transmission rates of the virus. Through multiple regressions the variables were examined. The results indicate that the most significant variables are circumcision and proportion of women in the population. Circumcision showed a significant, negative correlation to HIV/AIDS while proportion of women showed a significant positive correlation. (Less)
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author
Petré, Christine LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
econometrics, Economics, Determinants, aids, HIV, Africa, regression analysis, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy, Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik
language
English
id
1848315
date added to LUP
2010-01-25 00:00:00
date last changed
2011-06-01 12:43:57
@misc{1848315,
  abstract     = {HIV/AIDS affects people all over the world. Since it first was discovered in 1981 it has been the cause of death of 25 million people. However, a disproportional burden of the virus has been on the developing countries, in particular the African countries. There is still controversy among what determines the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. This is the underlining cause to why this thesis has been written. The aim is to examine which, of the chosen variables, correlate with HIV/AIDS rates in 37 African countries. The independent variables have been chosen on basis of a theoretical framework, constructed by earlier empirical research. All independent variables are connected to the assumption that viral transmission and sexual behaviour are essential for understanding the transmission rates of the virus. Through multiple regressions the variables were examined. The results indicate that the most significant variables are circumcision and proportion of women in the population. Circumcision showed a significant, negative correlation to HIV/AIDS while proportion of women showed a significant positive correlation.},
  author       = {Petré, Christine},
  keyword      = {econometrics,Economics,Determinants,aids,HIV,Africa,regression analysis,economic theory,economic systems,economic policy,Nationalekonomi,ekonometri,ekonomisk teori,ekonomiska system,ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {EXPLORING DETERMINANTS},
  year         = {2010},
}