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dc.contributor.authorDjemaï, Elodie
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-22T15:50:10Z
dc.date.available2011-10-22T15:50:10Z
dc.date.issued2009-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/7315
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectHIV/AIDS epidemicen
dc.subjectspatial inequalitiesen
dc.subjectrisk takingen
dc.subjectinfrastructureen
dc.subjectgeographyen
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africaen
dc.subject.ddc338.9en
dc.subject.classificationjelI10en
dc.subject.classificationjelO12en
dc.subject.classificationjelO18en
dc.subject.classificationjelR23en
dc.subject.classificationjelC21en
dc.titleHow do Roads Spread AIDS in Africa ? A Critique of the Received Policy Wisdomen
dc.typeDocument de travail / Working paper
dc.description.abstractenThis paper empirically analyzes the influence of road proximity on HIV- infection using geographical data on road infrastructure and the Demographic and Health Surveys collected in six African countries. Firstly we show that living in proximity to a major road increases the individual risk of infection. This observed relationship is found to be sensitive to the use of the road and to be robust after correcting for potential selection bias related to the non random placement of people. Secondly, our ndings reveal that road infrastructure improves the level of HIV/AIDS-knowledge and facilitates access to condoms, providing no support to the hypothesis that HIV-infection is purely due to ignorance and misfortune. Thirdly, we find that the increased risk of infection is driven by a higher likelihood of engaging in casual sexual partner- ships that more than o sets the e ffect of the increased use of condoms.en
dc.publisher.nameToulouse School of Economics
dc.publisher.cityToulouse
dc.identifier.citationpages53en
dc.relation.ispartofseriestitleTSE working paper seriesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesnumber09-120en
dc.description.sponsorshipprivateouien
dc.subject.ddclabelCroissance et développement économiquesen


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