IDRC, 2006. 66 p.
Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, mars 2006, 2006
This paper reviews the literature on the socio-economic consequences of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, looking specifically at the interaction of HIV/AIDS with poverty and inequality at a household or micro level, and with economic growth at a macro level, highlighting findings from the most important studies, as well as recent original research. Its second part identifies important gaps in existing research and suggests how future research agendas may be developed. It argues that future work should be focused on areas where research is most lacking and most urgently needed to inform policy, with an emphasis on building on existing work and using multidisciplinary and innovative tools. In particular, the need for broader and deeper micro and sectoral level work, and the interlinkages between micro and macro impacts as well as the specific impacts on government expenditures is highlighted.
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