Economic Costs of Malaria Infection and their Impact on Labour Productivity in Shinyanga

Joachimu, Machimu (2020) Economic Costs of Malaria Infection and their Impact on Labour Productivity in Shinyanga. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Provided that Malaria Infection leads to the effect of the household farm productivity, the current study aimed to analyze the economic costs of Malaria Infection to Household Labour Productivity at Tinde Ward - Shinyanga District. The study was justified based on the fact thatboth number of days lost for malaria suffering and household expenditures in terms of treatment and prevention had a significant effect on household farm output.A total of 70 respondents were used to collect the data using descriptivequestionnaire. The data were analysed using both descriptive statistic and multiple regression analysis. The findings from descriptive analysis showed that there were losses of number of days for a week for most of household aged 40 years below. Either they disagree that they have not spent money for household expenditures for treatment and prevention of malaria. Multiple regression analysis showed that the relationships between the variables were weak but significant presented by Adjusted R-square 7.70%. The standard coefficient values showed that an increase in household expenditure for treatment and prevention had a significant increase in farm output by 25.1%. Moreover, every increase in the number of days household family member suffered from malaria infection, had significant and positive change in farm output by 14.4%. It has been recommended that education for malaria prevention is required as malaria infection had found to have relatively economic costs at Jomu Village.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2021 09:32
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021 09:32

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