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Petter Pilesjö



Demographic, Socio-Economic and Environmental Impact of AIDS in Rural Tanzania


  • Franz-Michael Rundquist
  • Mikael Hammarskjöld
  • Petter Pilesjö
  • Ulrik Mårtensson

Summary, in English

The paper forms part of the presentation of the results from a resarch projct looking into socio-economic and environmental aspects of the HIV/ADIS epidemic. The project focuses on Tanzania with a special refernce to Karagwe and Muleba districts in Kagera Region and Makete District in Iringa Region. In this report a more aggregate level is investigated, however. In demographic terms changes in important demographic measures - particuarly Dependency Ratios - that could be related to the AIDS epidemic are investigated in a spatio-temporal perspective. In addition changes in land use patterns in Kagera and Iringa Regions are looked at in an attempt to see if such changes could alos be related to the epidemic.


  • Department of Human Geography
  • Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies
  • Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
  • Centre for Geographical Information Systems (GIS Centre)

Publishing year




Document type

Working paper


  • Human Geography


  • Tanzania
  • HIV
  • Demography
  • AIDS
  • Environmental impact
  • Socio-economic impact
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • GIS