Facing up to AIDS

Facing up to AIDS : The Socio-Economic Impact in Southern Africa

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Facing up to AIDS is a novel and incisive study of a global plague which continues to threaten to engulf South Africa at this crucial moment in its history. Economists, demographers and health planners present a range of new methods of understanding the likely course of the disease, drawn from the most recent research and thinking by social scientists on the relationship between epidemic disease, economic growth and human resources. South Africa presents a unique opportunity for understanding AIDS, combining as it does Third World problems with a sophisticated infrastructure: the models of demographic projection and economic linkages which are explored here will be of major relevance for examining the socio-economic impact of AIDS in a range of countries in Asia and Latin America. Until medical science comes up with a miracle vaccine, the modification of behaviour is the only defence, and the essays in this volume make a powerful case for putting further resources into the research needed to bring this about.
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  • Paperback | 331 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 19.56mm | 439g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • XII, 331 p.
  • 0333669908
  • 9780333669907

Table of contents

Preface to the First Edition - Preface to the 1996 Reprint - Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - PART 1: SETTING THE SCENE - Introduction; A.Whiteside - The Global Pandemic of AIDS; D.FitzSimons - Current Research on the Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS: A Review of the International and South African Literature; J.Broomberg - PART 2: MODELLING THE AIDS IMPACT IN SOUTH AFRICA - South African Trends and Projections of HIV Infection; H.Southall - The Demographic Impact of AIDS on the South African Population; P.Doyle - Modelling the Demographic Impact of AIDS: Potential Effects on the Black Population in South Africa; G.Brophy - PART 3: ECONOMIC ASSESSMENTS FOR SOUTH AFRICA - A Socio-Economic Analysis of the Long-Run Effects of AIDS in South Africa; S.Cross - The Economic Impact of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa; J.Broomberg, M.Steinberg, P.Masobe & G.Behr - Some Reflections on a Human Capital Approach to the Analysis of the Impact of AIDS on the South African Economy; G.Trotter - PART 4: THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE - The Impact of AIDS on Industry in Zimbabwe; A.Whiteside - The Medical Costs of AIDS in Zimbabwe; R.Hore - Simple Methods for Monitoring the Socio-Economic Impact of AIDS: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa; T.Barnett & P.Blaikie - PART 5: FACING UP TO AIDS IN SOUTH AFRICA - Lessons from Tropical Africa for Addressing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in South Africa; A.Fleming - Facing up to AIDS; S.Cross - Index
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