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The Impact of HIV Prevalence on Schooling Achievement in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from the SACMEQ Assessments

Johansson, Oskar LU (2016) NEKN01 20161
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
This paper investigates the impact of HIV prevalence on
schooling achievement. By associating data of schooling test results, for
seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, with regional measures of HIV prevalence for 70 different regions, I find evidence that a general increase in HIV
prevalence of about 1%, lowers general test score results of about 1% of a
standard deviation from the mean. Endogeneity in the HIV variable is addressed by instrumenting HIV prevalence with male circumcision rate.
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author
Johansson, Oskar LU
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course
NEKN01 20161
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
SACMEQ, DHS, HIV Prevalence, Schooling Achievement
language
English
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8891422
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2016-09-12 13:28:25
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@misc{8891422,
  abstract     = {This paper investigates the impact of HIV prevalence on
schooling achievement. By associating data of schooling test results, for
seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, with regional measures of HIV prevalence for 70 different regions, I find evidence that a general increase in HIV
prevalence of about 1%, lowers general test score results of about 1% of a
standard deviation from the mean. Endogeneity in the HIV variable is addressed by instrumenting HIV prevalence with male circumcision rate.},
  author       = {Johansson, Oskar},
  keyword      = {SACMEQ,DHS,HIV Prevalence,Schooling Achievement},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Impact of HIV Prevalence on Schooling Achievement in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from the SACMEQ Assessments},
  year         = {2016},
}