The Impact of Mobile Telephone Use on Economic Development of Households in Uganda
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||Uganda, economic development, mobile banking, mobile search, mobile telephone, progress out of poverty index|
|JEL||Welfare and Poverty (jel I3)|
|Series||Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper Series|
|Journal||Discussion paper / Tinbergen Institute|
Blauw, S.L, & Franses, Ph.H.B.F. (2011). The Impact of Mobile Telephone Use on Economic Development of Households in Uganda (No. EI 2011-152/4). Discussion paper / Tinbergen Institute (pp. 1–48). Tinbergen Institute. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/26793