教育・所得水準とICT の普及に関するグローバルな動態変化の分析: デジタル・ディバイドから経済発展の可能性へ

Translated title of the contribution: Global views on the social-economic impact of ICTs: From digital divide to the development opportunities

Akihiko Shinozaki, Daisuke Tahara

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to observe how ICTs have been diffusing around the world based on the available long-run dataset, reviewing the global discussions on the social-economic impact of ICTs over the last two decades. For this purpose, we
built the global dataset that represents the pervasion of fixed telephone, mobile phone, and Internet as well as social-economic performances such as GDP per capita and adult literacy rate among 213 countries and regions. This study reveals that digital technologies, especially mobile phone, rapidly spread out in the mid-
2000s even in the least developed countries where GDP per capita and adult literacy rate are considerably low. As a result, Gini coefficient demonstrates that digital divide is beginning to close now.
Translated title of the contributionGlobal views on the social-economic impact of ICTs: From digital divide to the development opportunities
Original languageJapanese
Pages (from-to)18-35
JournalInfoCom REVIEW
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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