Gender Differential Migration and the AIDS Epidemic

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Özen İ. C.

ProQuest, Michigan, 2010

  • Publication Type: Book / Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: ProQuest
  • City: Michigan
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This book formulates the situation under which differential migration waves

of the genders to cities, coupled with potential wealth imbalances, can create an environment

that is conducive to the spread of HIV. The model of the marital market and the extra-marital

market presented in Chapter 2, which builds on this assumption and the fact that the

migration waves that are increasingly male-dominated create an excess demand for the

extra-marital market. In the model presented in this paper, homogenous agents make three

choices: choice of location, the decision to marry, and whether and how much they will

participate in the extra-marital market. In addition to showing the macro effects, the book

differentiates between the different agents to show the differential risk faced by the two

genders and agents which face different outcomes in the marital market.