Replication data for: HIV/AIDS and Fertility
- Fortson, Jane G.
AbstractThis paper studies the response of fertility to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. I use repeated cross sections of the Demographic and Health Surveys for 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa to examine this question empirically. Using individual birth histories from these data, I construct estimates of the regional total fertility rate over time. In a difference-in-differences approach, I compare regional HIV prevalence to changes in total fertility rates from the 1980s to the present. My results suggest that HIV/AIDS had very little impact on fertility, both overall and in a sample of HIV-negative women. (JEL I12, J13, O12)
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DOI: 10.1257/app.1.3.170 (Text)
Fortson, Jane G. “HIV/AIDS and Fertility.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 1, no. 3 (June 2009): 170–94. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.1.3.170.
- ID: 10.1257/app.1.3.170 (DOI)
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