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ERIC Number: EJ929927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
Health Costs of Wealth Gains: Labor Migration and Perceptions of HIV/AIDS Risks in Mozambique
Agadjanian, Victor; Arnaldo, Carlos; Cau, Boaventura
Social Forces, v89 n4 p1097-1117 Jun 2011
The study employs survey data from rural Mozambique to examine how men's labor migration affects their non-migrating wives' perceptions of HIV/AIDS risks. Using a conceptual framework centered on tradeoffs between economic security and health risks that men's migration entails for their left-behind wives, it compares women married to migrants and those married to non-migrants while also distinguishing between economically successful and unsuccessful migration. The analysis finds that the economic success of men's migration, rather than migration itself, significantly predicts women's worries about getting infected by their husbands or extramarital partners, and their husbands' position on condom use. These findings are situated within a broader context of socio-economic, gender, and marital dynamics and vulnerabilities engendered or amplified by male labor migration in sub-Saharan and similar developing settings. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mozambique