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The Role of Marriage in Fighting HIV: A Quantitative Illustration for Malawi

Jeremy Greenwood, Philipp Kircher (), Cezar Santos () and Michele Tertilt ()
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Philipp Kircher: European University Institute and University of Edinburgh

No 28, Economie d'Avant Garde Research Reports from Economie d'Avant Garde

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. In AEA (May 2017), Papers and Proceedings, v. 107, n. 5: 158-162.

Keywords: AIDS; circumcision; condoms; general equilibrium modeling; HIV; marriage and divorce; Malawi; sex markets; search (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D10 D50 E10 I10 O11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-dge, nep-hea and nep-mac
Date: 2017-01
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