Aids, Gender And Economic Development by Cecilia A. ConradAids, Gender And Economic Development by Cecilia A. Conrad

Aids, Gender And Economic Development

EditorCecilia A. Conrad, Cheryl Doss

Hardcover | September 27, 2011

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This collection of essays, authored by experts across a wide range of disciplines, provides a gendered analysis of the economic choices and structures that contribute to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and the impact of the epidemic on economic and social outcomes. Topics covered include:

  • gender norms, perceptions of risk, and risk-taking behavior among specific populations of women, including sex workers in Nicaragua, African immigrants in France, and university students and urban migrant workers in China
  • malnutrition and poverty as precursors to HIV infection
  • gendered institutions and access to treatment
  • the invisible cost of caregiving.

An introductory essay briefly surveys the social science literature on the gendered nature of the epidemic and identifies key constructs of feminist economic theory that might be productively applied to understanding HIV/AIDS.

This book was originally published as a special issue ofFeminist Economics.

Cecilia A. Conradis Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College and the Stedman-Sumner Professor of Economics at Pomona College. Her research focuses on the impact of race and gender on economic status. Professor Conrad is editor of The Review of Black Political Economy.Cheryl Dossis a development economist who works on...
Title:Aids, Gender And Economic DevelopmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:September 27, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415673275

ISBN - 13:9780415673273


Table of Contents

Introduction: The AIDS Epidemic: Challenges for Feminist EconomicsCecilia ConradandCheryl R. Doss 1. Gender and Access to Antiretroviral Treatment in South AfricaNicoli Nattrass 2. Safety First, Then Condoms: Commercial Sex, Risky Behavior, and the Spread of HIV/AIDS in Managua, NicaraguaAlys Willman 3. Race, Sex, and the Neglected Risks for Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan AfricaEileen Stillwaggon 4. Bias, Not Error: Assessments of the Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS Using Evidence from Micro Studies in Sub-Saharan AfricaDeborah Johnston 5. Unpaid HIV/AIDS Care in Southern Africa: Forms, Context, and ImplicationsOlagoke Akintola 6. Migratory Paths, Experiences of HIV/AIDS, and Sexuality: African Women Living withHIV/AIDS in FranceDolor'Pourette 7. Gendering China's Strategy against HIV/AIDS: Findings from a Research Project in Guangdong ProvinceLanyan Chen