The Impact of HIV Morbidity and AIDS-Related Mortality on Intra-Household Time Allocation in Rural Malawi

Peter C. Fleming, University of Pennsylvania
Ari Van Assche, HEC Montréal
Catherine Van de Ruit, University of Pennsylvania

AIDS morbidity and mortality are expected to have a large economic impact in Malawi since they reduce the time that adults can spend on income generating activities. However, because of the lack of data no systematic analysis has been carried out to evaluate the impact of HIV/AIDS on time allocation in Malawi. In this paper, we take advantage of the quantitative and qualitative data collected by the Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project between 2004 and 2005 to analyze the impact of HIV morbidity and AIDS-related mortality on time allocation decisions for rural Malawians.

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Presented in Poster Session 5: Health, Mortality, Aging, Biology