Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/191328
Authors: 
Efobi, Uchenna Rapuluchukwu
Voufo, Belmondo Tanankem
Asongu, Simplice
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/18/005
Abstract: 
This study complements existing literature by investigating how the advancement in information and communication technology affects the formal economic participation of women. The focus is on 48 African countries for the period 1990-2014. The empirical evidence is based on Ordinary Least Squares, Fixed Effects and the Generalized Method of Moments regressions. The results show that improving communication technology increases female economic participation with the following consistent order of increasing magnitude: mobile phone penetration; internet penetration, and fixed broadband subscriptions. The findings are robust to the control for heterogeneities across countries. Policy implications are discussed.
Subjects: 
Africa
Gender
ICT
Inclusive development
Technology
JEL: 
G20
I10
I32
O40
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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