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Title Socioeconomic determinants of basic and advanced knowledge of HIV/AIDS in India
Author Adkins, Kurt
Department Department of Economics and Business
Institution Colorado College
Degree Type bachelor
Degree Name Bachelor of Arts
Type of Resource text
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Accepted 2009
Date Digitized 2009
Abstract With over two million people living with HIV/AIDS in India and no current widely available cure; India is at an important stage in its fight against the AIDS epidemic. The most effective and efficient method to slow the spread of AIDS is to target the people most likely to become infected with the disease via AIDS prevention campaigns. Using data from the National Family and Health Surveys (NFHS-3), this paper analyzes the socioeconomic correlates of wealth and education; of basic and advanced AIDS knowledge between a group of high AIDS prevalent states and a group of low AIDS prevalent states in India. Results from probit analysis present that there is concern for basic and advanced knowledge among lower educated and poorer individuals. The results also suggest that there are significant differences of basic and advanced knowledge between high and low AIDS prevalent states. AIDS prevention policy recommendations are to increase AIDS awareness by targeting lower educated and poor individuals at the state level.
Keywords HIV/AIDS
India
Knowledge
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the author for permission to publish.
Extent 61 p. : ill., map ; 29 cm.
Note (thesis) Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Note (bibliography) Bibliography : p. 58-61
Language eng
OCLC Identifier 429235312
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:1334
 
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