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The Resource Economics and HIV : the sickness of economics, Deborah Johnston

Economics and HIV : the sickness of economics, Deborah Johnston

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Economics and HIV : the sickness of economics
Title
Economics and HIV
Title remainder
the sickness of economics
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Johnston
Title variation
Economics and human immunodeficiency virus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explains how, and why, economics has been applied to a terrible pandemic, using a range of examples mostly drawn from the region most affected, sub-Saharan Africa. Part I shows that microeconomic approaches have found fertile ground in a public health approach that 'blames' individual choices for HIV transmission. Despite their attractiveness, however, these approaches fail to explain contemporary patterns of HIV prevalence, illustrating the importance of factors that are excluded from the standard micro-economic approach. Part II of the book looks at our problems in understanding the economic impact of AIDS, and explains why economists cannot agree if epidemic disease is a good or bad thing for economic development. In both sections of the book, the potential for alternative approaches is shown, and the book ends by arguing that a political economy approach can bring meaningful insights to our understanding of the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS"--provided by publisher
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1967-
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Johnston, Deborah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge international studies in health economics
Series volume
9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • HIV infections
  • AIDS (Disease)
Label
Economics and HIV : the sickness of economics, Deborah Johnston
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [179]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Pt. 1. The economics of HIV transmission : fashions and fads -- pt. 2. The economic impact of AIDS : the past, the present and the future
Control code
FIEb17345959
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 204 pages
Isbn
9780415681162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852014562
Label
Economics and HIV : the sickness of economics, Deborah Johnston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [179]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Pt. 1. The economics of HIV transmission : fashions and fads -- pt. 2. The economic impact of AIDS : the past, the present and the future
Control code
FIEb17345959
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 204 pages
Isbn
9780415681162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852014562

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