Employment and wages of people living with HIV/AIDS

García-Gómez, Pilar, Labeaga Azcona, José M. and Oliva, Juan (2012). Employment and wages of people living with HIV/AIDS. UNU-MERIT.

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    Author García-Gómez, Pilar
    Labeaga Azcona, José M.
    Oliva, Juan
    Title Employment and wages of people living with HIV/AIDS
    Publication Date 2012
    Place of Publication Maastricht, NL
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Pages 20
    Abstract The therapeutic advances that have taken place since the mid 1990s have profoundly affected the situation of people living with HIV/AIDS, not only in terms of life expectancy and quality of life but also socio-economically. This has numerous effects on different aspects of the patients' life and, especially, on their working life. We analyse in this paper labour force participation and wages of people living with HIV/AIDS in Spain. We select a control group from the general population. We find that the employment probability decreases by 16.4 percentage points among asymptomatic HIV patients, by 22.5 percentage points among symptomatic HIV patients, and as much as by 41.3 percentage points if the person is in the AIDS phase. In addition, wages of HIV patients are from 9 to 34 per cent (if infected by Intravenous Drug Use) lower. Gender, educational attainment, unearned income, HIV clinical indicators and number of household members are the main determinants of the employment probability of HIV patients. On the other hand, wages do not play a significant role in employment decisions of these individuals.
    Keyword HIV
    AIDS
    Labour supply
    Wages
    Unearned income
    JEL I1
    J20
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2012
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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