The Impact of Mobile Telephone Use on Economic Development of Households in Uganda
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 2011-152/4
48 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2011
Date Written: October 28, 2011
We examine the impact of mobile telephone use on economic development of individual households. Unique cross-sectional data were collected in personal interviews with heads of households (N=196) in Uganda. Economic development is measured at the household level by the Progress out of Poverty Index. We find strong support that mobile phone use positively impacts economic development.
Keywords: Economic development, Progress out of poverty index, mobile telephone, mobile banking, mobile search
JEL Classification: I3
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