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Adult mortality and consumption growth in the age of HIV/AIDS.

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This paper uses a 13-year panel of individuals in Tanzania to assess how adult mortality shocks affect both short and long-run consumption growth of surviving household members. Using unique data which tracks individuals from 1991 to 2004, we examine consumption growth, controlling for a set of initial community, household and individual characteristics; the effect is identified using the sample of households in 2004 which grew out of baseline households. We find robust evidence that an affec...

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Kathleen Beegle More by this author
Joachim De Weerdt More by this author
Stefan Dercon More by this author
Volume:
WPS/2007-02
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Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2007
URN:
uuid:5113cde8-319f-47e3-97ec-5be13052bc93
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13227
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English

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