CitationThirumurthy, Harsha; Zívín, Joshua Graff; & Goldstein, Markus P. (2008). The Economic Impact of AIDS Treatment: Labor Supply in Western Kenya. Journal of Human Resources, 43(3), 511-552. PMCID: PMC3237059
AbstractUsing 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.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Human Resources
Zívín, Joshua Graff
Goldstein, Markus P.