Brief #4: Human Capital

By Markus Haacker, Kate L Harris  Professor Gesine Meyer-Rath  |  | 

AIDS-related mortality among young adults results in an increase in the number of orphans, and orphanhood is associated with impaired access to education.

Early mortality among working-age adults causes a loss of skills and experience and a drop in returns to
investment in education.

Educational outcomes have weakened in regions with higher HIV prevalence but investments in the HIV
response are effectively mitigating HIV’s negative impact on human capital.

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