Smartphone Use and Income Growth in Rural China: Empirical Results and Policy Implications
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]
|Collections||ANU Research Publications|
|Source:||Electronic Commerce Research|
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.