Incentives, Information, and Relations in Malawi (ICPSR 34359)

Principal Investigator(s): Kohler, Hans-Peter, University of Pennsylvania. Department of Sociology


The goal of this project was to collect innovative data on expectations, randomized incentive payments, and sexual behaviors, and to analyze the adaptation in sexual relations, household dynamics, and information-seeking to variation in (1) respondents knowledge aobut their own health status, (2) expectations about infection risks, STI/HIV prevalence, and risk-taking behaviors, and (3) randomized direct monetary incentives for participating in voluntary counseling and treatment (VCT) and for maintaining an HIV negative status.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from DSDR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    access to information, communicable diseases, family structure, health behavior, HIV, sexual behavior

Geographic Coverage:    Africa, Global, Malawi

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigator directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. Hans-Peter Kohler

Department of Sociology

University of Pennsylvania

3718 Locust Walk (272 MacNeil Bldg)

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6298