Modeling the impact of AIDS on the perceived value of education using survey data

 

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dc.contributor.author De Lannoy, Ariane
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-08T19:13:27Z
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dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation De Lannoy, A. (2007). Modeling the Impact of AIDS on the Perceived Value of Education Using Survey Data. Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19498
dc.description.abstract This paper constructs and applies a simple model of how AIDS-related poor health might affect the perceived value of education, as part of a broader project on the effects of AIDS on educational decision-making in South Africa. The model itself is straightforward, but the application is fraught with problems because of the paucity of good data on key variables.? The application requires using a variety of proxy variables. The perceived value of education is disaggregated into 'instrumental' and 'societal' dimensions. Controlling for demographic variables, a strong belief in future opportunities and traditional gender beliefs have a significant impact on the perceived instrumental value of education. Furthermore, household monthly income, belief in future opportunities and traditional gender beliefs have a significant impact on the perceived societal value of education. People's low life expectancy for children correlates significantly and negatively with this societal value as well, but it is important to keep in mind that South Africans subjective life expectancy for both themselves and their children is, in fact, very high. Contrary to hypotheses, this life expectancy is also not influenced by poor health, especially not in the poorest and most heavily HIV-affected, African section of the population. It is possible that better data would allow the design of better measures of health, life expectancy and values attached to education, so further research is required before the model can be tested conclusively. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
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dc.source Centre for Social Science Research
dc.source.uri http://www.cssr.uct.ac.za/
dc.subject.other HIV/AIDS
dc.subject.other Education
dc.subject.other Poor Health
dc.title Modeling the impact of AIDS on the perceived value of education using survey data en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-05-08T19:11:46Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Research paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation De Lannoy, A. (2007). <i>Modeling the impact of AIDS on the perceived value of education using survey data</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19498 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation De Lannoy, Ariane <i>Modeling the impact of AIDS on the perceived value of education using survey data.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR), 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19498 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation De Lannoy A. Modeling the impact of AIDS on the perceived value of education using survey data. 2007 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19498 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper AU - De Lannoy, Ariane AB - This paper constructs and applies a simple model of how AIDS-related poor health might affect the perceived value of education, as part of a broader project on the effects of AIDS on educational decision-making in South Africa. The model itself is straightforward, but the application is fraught with problems because of the paucity of good data on key variables.? The application requires using a variety of proxy variables. The perceived value of education is disaggregated into 'instrumental' and 'societal' dimensions. Controlling for demographic variables, a strong belief in future opportunities and traditional gender beliefs have a significant impact on the perceived instrumental value of education. Furthermore, household monthly income, belief in future opportunities and traditional gender beliefs have a significant impact on the perceived societal value of education. People's low life expectancy for children correlates significantly and negatively with this societal value as well, but it is important to keep in mind that South Africans subjective life expectancy for both themselves and their children is, in fact, very high. Contrary to hypotheses, this life expectancy is also not influenced by poor health, especially not in the poorest and most heavily HIV-affected, African section of the population. It is possible that better data would allow the design of better measures of health, life expectancy and values attached to education, so further research is required before the model can be tested conclusively. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Centre for Social Science Research LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 T1 - Modeling the impact of AIDS on the perceived value of education using survey data TI - Modeling the impact of AIDS on the perceived value of education using survey data UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19498 ER - en_ZA


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