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Title: Digital and other poverties : exploring the connection in four East African countries
Authors: May, Julian Douglas
Keywords: DIGITAL POVERTY
CONNECTION
EAST AFRICA
DIGITAL LITERACY
DIGITAL DIVIDE
ICTS
ICT ACCESS AND USAGE
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Citation: May, J.D. (2012). Digital and Other Poverties: Exploring the Connection in Four East African Countries. Information Technologies & International Development, 8(2): 33–50.
Abstract: Although improved access to ICT has been put forward as a possible pathway from poverty, the mechanisms by which this takes place remain unclear. This is due, in part the need to further develop the conceptual and methodological tools necessary for such analysis. This article suggests a way in which indicators of multidimensional poverty can be incorporated into the analysis of access to ICT. Using data from a four countries in East Africa, households without ICT are found to be poorer in all dimensions than those with ICT. A multivariate analysis shows the associations between these dimensions of poverty and ICT access, revealing the importance of human and ªnancial capitals. The use of digital poverty and the inclusion of multidimensional measures of poverty improve the estimation of the predictors of ICT access, and conversely, are likely to be important for future attempts to measure the impact of ICT on poverty reduction.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50309
Project Number: 103876
Project Title: Poverty and Information and Communication Technology Systems in Urban and Rural Eastern Africa (PICTURE Africa)
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