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Replication data for: Do Teenagers Respond to HIV Risk Information? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Dupas, Pascaline
Publication Date
2011-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We use a randomized experiment to test whether and what information changes teenagers' sexual behavior in Kenya. Providing information on the relative risk of HIV infection by partner's age led to a 28 percent decrease in teen pregnancy, an objective proxy for the incidence of unprotected sex. Self-reported sexual behavior data suggests substitution away from older (riskier) partners and toward same-age partners. In contrast, the official abstinence-only HIV curriculum had no impact on teen pregnancy. These results suggest that teenagers are responsive to risk information, but their sexual behavior is more elastic on the intensive than on the extensive margin. (JEL D83, I12, J13, O12)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.3.1.1 (Text)
Publications
  • Dupas, Pascaline. “Do Teenagers Respond to HIV Risk Information? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3, no. 1 (January 2011): 1–34. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.3.1.1.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.3.1.1 (DOI)

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Dupas, Pascaline (2011): Replication data for: Do Teenagers Respond to HIV Risk Information? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113775V1