Evaluation of the Sectoral Impact of HIV/AIDS in South Africa: A Methodological Review

by VAN DEN HEEVER, A., 2003
Research report, Employment Growth & Development Initiative, HSRC. Prepared for USAID, AusAID and DFID and the Joint Centre for Economic and Political Studies, September 2003

The impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the employed environment within South Africa is largely unknown, with little in the way of reliable information provided from surveys. More attention is needed to understand the likely impact of the disease on the labour force and on individual economic sectors. This paper has the following purpose: * Review what is known about modeling or analyzing labour supply effects due to HIV/AIDS; * Review what is known about socioeconomic risk factors contributing to the epidemic useful for the purposes of extrapolation; and * Develop a modeling framework to analyze labour supply effects on economic sectors.