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Isolation, AIDS, and the Elderly: Data Collection and a Field Intervention in Malawi

a PSC Small Fund Research Project

Investigators:   Dean Yang, Rebecca L. Thornton

This project will explore the consequences of isolation for the rural population in Malawi. The specific aims include: 1) collecting and analyzing preliminary data from existing sources on transportation access, transportation costs, transportation uses and possible economic and health impacts; and 2) pilot a field experiment testing the role of transportation infrastructure on the health and economic status of the rural poor.

Funding Period: 12/31/2007 to 03/31/2009

Country of Focus: Malawi

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