n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - AIDS, unemployment and disability in South Africa : the case for welfare reform

Volume 2005, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



Extracted from text ... SEPTEMBER 2005 THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN JOURNAL OF HIV MEDICINE 30 PLENARY: ECONOMICS AIDS, Unemployment and Disability in South Africa: The Case for Welfare Reform Nicoli Nattrass AIDS and Society Research Unit, Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town South Africa is facing a dual crisis of AIDS and unemployment.1 According to the ASSA2002 demographic model, by 2005 19% of adults (and 11% of all South Africans) were HIV-positive. This amounts to a socioeconomic crisis of significant proportions. AIDS undermines the economic security of households by reducing the productivity of (and eventually killing) mainly prime-age adults while simultaneously ..

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