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Macroeconomic impact of HIV and AIDS on the Zimbabwean economy: a human capital approach

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dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-03 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T03:32:10Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T03:32:10Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5107
dc.description.abstract Zimbabwe is one of the countries severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The high prevalence of the disease is not only a health problem but has become an economic problem, yet little effort had previously been directed at establishing the exact magnitude of HIV/AIDS' economic impact. Using a human capital approach which measures the value of production lost as a result of HIV/AIDS - related morbidity and mortality and values an infected person's economic return to society using an individual's annual income, this article establishes that HIV/AIDS has resulted in significant output losses for the Zimbabwean economy. About 13.32% of 1993 GDP at factor cost (was lost due to HIV/AIDS in the years 1994 to 2003). The macroeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS is severe and can therefore not be ignored even if the prevalence drops to zero in the present period. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject ECONOMY en
dc.subject ZIMBABWE en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject MACROECONOMICS en
dc.title Macroeconomic impact of HIV and AIDS on the Zimbabwean economy: a human capital approach en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 5(9) en
dc.BudgetYear 2008/09 en
dc.ResearchGroup Centre for Poverty, Employment and Growth en
dc.SourceTitle The Botswana Journal of Economics en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5587 en
dc.PageNumber 32-45 en
dc.outputnumber 4131 en
dc.bibliographictitle Matshe, I. & Pimhidzai, O. (2008) Macroeconomic impact of HIV and AIDS on the Zimbabwean economy: a human capital approach. <i>The Botswana Journal of Economics</i>. 5(9):32-45. en
dc.publicationyear 2008 en
dc.contributor.author1 Matshe, I. en
dc.contributor.author2 Pimhidzai, O. en


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