Mobile Phones and Economic Development in Rural Peru

Diether W. Beuermann, Christopher McKelvey, Renos Vakis

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We estimate the effects of mobile phone coverage on different measures of economic development. We exploit the timing of mobile coverage at the village level merging it with a village-level panel dataset for rural Peru. The main findings suggest that mobile phone expansion has increased household real consumption by 11 per cent, reduced poverty incidence by 8 percentage points and decreased extreme poverty by 5.4 percentage points. Moreover, those benefits appear to be shared by all covered households regardless of mobile ownership. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)1617-1628
Número de páginas12
PublicaciónJournal of Development Studies
Volumen48
EstadoPublicada - 1 nov. 2012
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