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dc.contributor.authorCuesta, Joséen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-18T11:48:23Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-18T11:48:23Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51497-
dc.description.abstractThis paper models the impact on economic growth of HIV/AIDS when the epidemic is in a mature phase, in contrast with previous studies focused on periods of expansion, as in African countries. Simulations for Honduras, the epicenter of the epidemic in Central America, show that AIDS is not likely to threaten economic growth through either labor or capital accumulation channels; impacts are estimated between 0.007 and 0.27 percent points of GDP growth annually for the period 2001-10. Likewise, increasing spending on prevention, public treatment subsidies and treatment access will not jeopardize economic growth prospects. Critical factors that slash economic growth in Africa (such as human capital reductions and shifts in relative skills) are not strong in Honduras.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 630en_US
dc.subject.jelO4en_US
dc.subject.jelJ1en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHIV/AIDSen_US
dc.subject.keywordGrowth Modelsen_US
dc.subject.keywordPolicy Simulationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordPreventionen_US
dc.subject.keywordHondurasen_US
dc.subject.stwAIDSen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwHondurasen_US
dc.titleDoes a mature AIDS epidemic threaten growth?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn585629501en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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