HIV/AIDS and Labour Productivity in Kenyan Manufacturing

The article investigates labour productivity effects of workers’ concerns about HIV/AIDS on firm revenues and wages. Using cross-sectional data from Kenyan manufacturing firms, the article demonstrates that firm expenditures on medical care improve the mental health of workers, as proxied by concerns about HIV/AIDS, and in turn, a reduction in concerns is associated with increased labour productivity. Policy implications of the study findings are highlighted.


Issue Date:
Jan 01 2013
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
1821-8148
Language:
English
Published in:
African Journal of Economic Review, Volume 01, Number 1
Page range:
33-40
JEL Codes:
I10; J24; L25




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