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The impact of HIV testing on subjective mortality and investments in children: Experimental evidence From Malawi

Katherine Eriksson () and Veronica Sovero

Economics Letters, 2016, vol. 149, issue C, 90-93

Abstract: We investigate the causal effect of HIV testing on subjective mortality and investment in children using experimental data from Malawi. When a wife’s husband learns his negative HIV status, we see an upward revision in a woman’s subjective mortality risk and less household investment in children. There is no statistically significant effect of the woman learning her HIV negative status.

Keywords: HIV; Malawi; Mortality; Fertility; Beliefs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J12 D83 C93 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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