HIV/AIDS and Labour Productivity in Kenyan Manufacturing

  • NNN Mwange
Keywords: health concerns, HIV/AIDS, labour productivity, firm performance JEL Classification, I10, J24, L25.


The article investigates labour productivity effects of workers’ concerns about HIV/AIDS on firm revenues and wages. Using cross-sectional data from Kenyan manufacturing firms, the article demonstrates that firm expenditures on medical care improve the mental health of workers, as proxied by concerns about HIV/AIDS, and in turn, a reduction in concerns is associated with increased labour productivity. Policy implications of the study findings are highlighted.

Keywords: health concerns; HIV/AIDS; labour productivity, firm performance
JEL Classification: I10, J24, L25.


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eISSN: 2453-5966
print ISSN: 1821-8148