The role of marriage in fighting HIV: A quantitative illustration for Malawi


Greenwood, Jeremy ; Kircher, Philipp ; Santos, Cezar ; Tertilt, Michèle



URL: https://ideas.repec.org/p/roc/rocher/597.html
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2017
The title of a journal, publication series: RCER Working Papers
Volume: 597
Place of publication: Rochester, NY
Publishing house: Center for Economic Research
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > VWL, Makro- u. Entwicklungsökonomie (Tertilt 2010-)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: How might policies that promote marriage and/or dissuade divorce help in the fight against HIV/AIDS? This question is addressed employing a choice-theoretic general equilibrium search model, using Malawi as a case study. In the framework developed, individuals can choose between married and single life. A single person can select among abstinence and sex with or without a condom. The results suggest that marriage-friendly policies can help to abate HIV/AIDS. The policy predictions that obtain from general equilibrium analysis are compared with those that arise from simulated synthetic field experiments and epidemiological studies.

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Greenwood, Jeremy ; Kircher, Philipp ; Santos, Cezar ; Tertilt, Michèle (2017) The role of marriage in fighting HIV: A quantitative illustration for Malawi. RCER Working Papers Rochester, NY 597 [Working paper]


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