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Natural resources and the spread of HIV/AIDS: Curse or blessing?

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This paper answers two questions: “What impact have natural resources had on the spread of the HIV epidemic so far?” and “What role can natural resource rents play in order to finance the long-run response to HIV/AIDS?” Using a panel dataset covering 137 countries from 1990 until 2008, de Soysa and Gizelis (2013) provided evidence in Social Science & Medicine that oil-rich countries are more deeply affected by the HIV and TB epidemics. They concluded that government of resource-rich count...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Author's Original

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10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.09.023

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Oxford, SSD, Economics, CSAE
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Publisher:
Elsevier Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Science and Medicine Journal website
Volume:
150
Pages:
271-278
Publication date:
2015-09-18
Acceptance date:
2015-09-14
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pubs:628030
URN:
uri:f4c961ad-819f-4f8b-8778-d305933dfa3d
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uuid:f4c961ad-819f-4f8b-8778-d305933dfa3d
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pubs:628030

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