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ERIC Number: EJ805164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 42
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
The Economic Impact of AIDS Treatment: Labor Supply in Western Kenya
Thirumurthy, Harsha; Zivin, Joshua Graff; Goldstein, Markus
Journal of Human Resources, v43 n3 p511-552 2008
Using longitudinal survey data collected in collaboration with a treatment program, this paper estimates the economic impacts of antiretroviral treatment. The responses in two outcomes are studied: (1) labor supply of treated adult AIDS patients; and (2) labor supply of individuals in patients' households. Within six months after treatment initiation, there is a 20 percent increase in the likelihood of the patient participating in the labor force and a 35 percent increase in weekly hours worked. Young boys in treated patients' households work significantly less after treatment initiation, while girls and adult household members do not change their labor supply. (Contains 13 tables, 5 figures and 48 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya