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Does ICT Bene t the Poor ? Evidence from South Africa

  title={Does ICT Bene t the Poor ? Evidence from South Africa},
  author={Stefan Klonner and Patrick James Nolen},
We study the economic e¤ects of the roll-out of mobile phone network coverage in rural South Africa. We address identi…cation issues which arise from the fact that network roll-out cannot be viewed as an exogenous process to local economic development. We combine spatially coded data from South Africa’s leading network provider with annual labor force surveys. We use terrain properties to construct an instrumental variable that allows us to identify the causal e¤ect of network coverage on… 

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The E¤ects of Rural Electri…cation on Employment: New Evidence from South Africa, Working Paper, University of Michigan

  • 2008