Recipients of PSC Small Grant Awards

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

Dean Yang, Rebecca L. Thornton

Dean Yang and Rebecca 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 Source: PSC Ford Funds

Funding Period: 12/31/2007 to 3/31/2009

International Focus: Malawi