HIV and Income Inequality: If there is a link, what does it tell us?
2009 (English)Report (Other academic)
There is a striking variation in the prevalence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among countries and regions of the world, with a distinct geographical pattern. This paper explores the link between income inequality and HIV. It presents empirical evidence—a meta-study and additional cross-country regression results—that clearly support the argument that such a link exists. The interpretation of this link is an open issue. Four different hypotheses are discussed, each one pointing out a transit route from income inequality to HIV. The paper presents preliminary evidence on these routes and identifies potential areas for future research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brasilia: IPC , 2009. , 39 p.
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth/IPC Working Paper, ISSN 1812-108X ; 54
Income inequality, HIV
Economics Infectious Medicine
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1123OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-1123DiVA: diva2:319727