Broadband, Self-Employment, and Work-from-Home — Evidence from the American Community Survey

13 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2021 Last revised: 19 Apr 2024

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Luyi Han

Pennsylvania State University

Date Written: October 4, 2021

Abstract

In this study, we examine how broadband adoption affects self-employment and work-from-home for married women using data from the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). We find a positive association between broadband adoption and both self-employment and work-from-home, with the association being more consistent for self-employment. This study contributes to the existing literature that investigates the impact of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) on the labor market.

Keywords: Broadband, Self-employment, Work-from-home, American Community Survey

JEL Classification: J21, J22, L86

Suggested Citation

Han, Luyi, Broadband, Self-Employment, and Work-from-Home — Evidence from the American Community Survey (October 4, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3936667 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3936667

Luyi Han (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University ( email )

University Park
State College, PA 16802
United States

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