Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/121769
Authors: 
Hübler, Michael
Hartje, Rebecca
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Leibniz University of Hannover 559
Abstract: 
Besides enabling communication, mobile phones and smartphones support information flows and financial transactions, especially in developing countries, where the coverage of landline networks is limited. Drawing upon new data from rural households in Southeast Asia, this paper shows that mobile phone or smartphone ownership supports local employment and commuting while it reduces incentives for migration of workers.
Subjects: 
smartphones
mobile phones
labor markets
labor mobility
economic development
Southeast Asia
JEL: 
J61
O33
O53
R11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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