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Firm Level Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS A focus on Sub-Saharan Business Strategies to Minimize the Impact of HIV/AIDS

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Tesfaye G. Deboch
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Dr. David Finnoff
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University of Wyoming
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4/24/2010

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The firm level economic impact of HIV/AIDS on African businesses is difficult to measure due to lack of research information. This paper presents both theoretical explanations of the impact using some standard economic/mathematical models and practical research results in some selected regions of the continent with higher HIV/AIDS prevalence rate. We use simple classical production function to derive the negative impact of the epidemic on labor and capital productivity and wages. To support the theoretical explanation of the impact on labor, practical study carried on tea pluckers in Kenya that exhibits loss of productive efficiency due to HIV/AIDS-related mortality and morbidity is presented. We also present factors that determine firms' intervention to prevent the epidemic and/or engage in pre-screening and argue that firm size and ratio of skilled workers to total number of workers are crucial. In this paper, we argue that a firm's decision to engage in prevention and provision of treatment and healthcare to its employees should be viewed as an investment strategy where the firm invests to avoid or minimize future costs it will incur otherwise.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2010 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Undergraduate Research Day 2010

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