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dc.contributor.authorAvilés, Maria Victoriaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCuesta, Joséen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-18T11:47:47Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-18T11:47:47Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51458-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores how different levels of knowledge correlate with desirable preventive and curative practices against malaria in Honduras. The paper additionally analyzes 'information externalities' associated with non-specific malaria health services, communicational campaigns and organized community networks. Using the 2004 ENSEMAH survey, the analysis tests for statistical differences in the means of behavioral variables and an index of household malaria knowledge, finding that the adoption of desirable prevention and treatment behaviors correlates with proficient levels of knowledge. Differences in behavior across groups with distinctive levels of proficiency were found statistically significant. Also, while information externalities exist, they nonetheless do not deliver adequate levels of knowledge proficiency to induce desirable anti-malaria behavior.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInter-American Development Bank, Research Dep. Washington, DCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 670en_US
dc.subject.jelD19en_US
dc.subject.jelH49en_US
dc.subject.jelH75en_US
dc.subject.jelI19en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMalariaen_US
dc.subject.keywordInformationen_US
dc.subject.keywordExternalitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordHondurasen_US
dc.titleInformation, externalities and socioeconomics of Malaria in Honduras: A preliminary analysisen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn593980921en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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