Study Examines Employment Trends In 10 Sub-Saharan African PEPFAR Countries

Health Affairs: PEPFAR Funding Associated With An Increase In Employment Among Males in Ten Sub-Saharan African Countries
Zachary Wagner, a doctoral student in health economics at the University of California, Berkeley; Jeremy Barofsky, the Okun-Model Fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Neeraj Sood, an associate professor of health economics and director of research at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California, examined “employment trends between 10 countries that received a large amount of PEPFAR funding (focus countries) and 11 countries that received little or no funding (control countries).” They found an increase in employment among males, but not females, in the focus countries compared with control countries (June 2015).