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Smartphone Use and Income Growth in Rural China: Empirical Results and Policy Implications

Ma, Wanglin; Grafton, Quentin; Renwick, Alan


The diffusion of mobile information and communication technologies (ICTs) has important implications for rural economic development. Many studies have investigated the potential contributions of mobile ICTs to agricultural production and poverty reduction, but have failed to consider the wider income effects of the use of updated ICTs, such as smartphones. Our findings, based on household-level survey data from rural China and an endogenous switching regression model, indicate that gender,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Electronic Commerce Research
DOI: 10.1007/s10660-018-9323-x


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