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dc.contributor.authorKuku, Yemisien_US
dc.contributor.authorOrazem, Peter F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Rajeshen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:15:44Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:15:44Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20657-
dc.description.abstractData from nine transition economies in Central and Eastern Europe are used to examine the role of computer adoption for returns to education. As in western economies, computers are adopted most heavily by young, educated, English-speaking workers with the best access to local telecommunications infrastructures. These same attributes have been associated with rising relative earnings in transition economies. Controlling for likely simultaneity between computer use and labor market earnings, we find much larger returns to individuals from computer adoption than have been found in established market economies. The large returns are explainable by the high cost of adoption and the scarcity of computer skills. As of 2000, only 14% had ever tried a computer. Consequently, despite much larger individual returns, computers are associated with an 8% increase in average incomes in the nine countries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1360en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelP2en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcomputer adoptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransition economiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordearningsen_US
dc.subject.keywordreturnsen_US
dc.subject.keywordtelecommunicationsen_US
dc.subject.stwComputergestütztes Verfahrenen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationsdiffusionen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsertragen_US
dc.subject.stwÜbergangswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwOsteuropaen_US
dc.titleComputer Adoption and Returns in Transitionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn475561589en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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