Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/167712
Authors: 
Agarwal, Smriti
de Araujo, Pedro
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] Economies [ISSN:] 2227-7099 [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 124-146
Abstract: 
This paper aims to better understand the relationship between HIV knowledge and media exposure in India. We use a two-stage hurdle model to estimate the effect of media sources such as newspapers, radios and television on AIDS-related knowledge among Indian men and women using demographic health survey data. Overall, access to newspapers, radio, or television increases the likelihood of better HIV knowledge in both males and females by an order between 2% and 12%. These findings, albeit quantitatively small, suggest, even if indirectly, possible problems faced by AIDS campaigns and government programs in combating the HIV epidemic in India.
Subjects: 
HIV/AIDS
ordered probit
average partial effects
India
JEL: 
O12
O53
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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