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dc.contributor.authorAker, Jenny C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKsoll, Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.authorLybbert, Travis J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-24T13:04:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-24T13:04:45Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/40241-
dc.description.abstractWe report the short-term results from a randomized evaluation of a mobile phone literacy program (ABC) in Niger, in which adult literacy students learned how to use mobile phones as part of a literacy class. Students in mobile phone literacy villages showed substantial gains in numeracy exam scores. There is also evidence of heterogeneity in program effects across regions, suggesting the impact is context dependent. These results were stronger in one region, for women and for participants younger than 45. There was also evidence of learning dynamics: six months after the end of the first year of classes, students in ABC villages retained what they had learned better than the non-ABC students.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherVerein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Hannover 2010 62en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAfricaen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordinformation technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordreturnsen_US
dc.titleBuilding Functional Adult Literacy and Numeracy with Mobile Phones: Can you Text me Now?en_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn654219494-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec10:62-
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