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dc.contributor.authorHaacker, Markusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-15T14:21:47Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-15T14:21:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/48349-
dc.description.abstractThe costs of HIV/AIDS programs are significant from a macroeconomic or fiscal perspective in a number of countries. Assessing the fiscal implications is complicated by the long lags between infection and the need for HIV/AIDS-related services, and the long duration over which these services (notably treatment) are required. The paper interprets the fiscal costs of HIV/AIDS programs as quasi-liabilities, which are incurred by HIV infections and are paid off as HIV/AIDS-related services are delivered. On the microeconomic level, the analysis yields estimates of the costs incurred by single HIV infections, which - together with other criteria - can be used in assessing the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS program allocations. On the macroeconomic level, the analysis highlights the large magnitude of the HIV/AIDS quasi-liability (according to criteria for the sustainability of public debt), and quantifies the fiscal savings achieved or projected as a consequence of declining HIV incidence.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft Kiel und Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2011 35en_US
dc.subject.jelH5en_US
dc.subject.jelH6en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHIV/AIDSen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealth shocksen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealth expendituresen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial expendituresen_US
dc.subject.keywordfiscal spaceen_US
dc.subject.keyworddebt sustainabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordquasi-liabilitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordAfricaen_US
dc.subject.keywordBotswanaen_US
dc.subject.keywordSouth Africaen_US
dc.subject.keywordSwazilanden_US
dc.subject.keywordUgandaen_US
dc.titleHIV/AIDS as a Fiscal Liabilityen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn665328230-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec11:35-
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