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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 aff...

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Not peer reviewed

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World Bank
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Economic Development Initiatives (EDI)
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
International Development
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Development Economics
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
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Dercon, S
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RES-000-22-1060
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CSAE working paper series
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http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/workingpapers/main-wps.html
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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English
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2009-02-10

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