Quibria, M. G. Ahmed, Shamsun N. Tschang, Ted Reyes-Macasaquit, Mari-Len
Year of Publication:
ERD Working Paper Series 27
"Access to new information and communication technologies (ICT) remains extremely unequally distributed across and within societies. While there have been a good deal of popular discussions about this "digital divide", not much is known about the quantitative significance of its various determinants. By undertaking a set of crosscountry regressions, the paper finds that income, education, and infrastructure play a critical role in shaping the divide. Based on this analysis, the paper also offers some policy suggestions as to how to promote wider diffusion of ICT in poorer societies."