Title: Happy E-Inclusion? The Case of Romania
Authors: TURLEA GeominaCIUPAGEA Constantin
Citation: ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC FORECASTING vol. 6 no. 3 p. 110-128
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC53581
ISSN: 1582-6163
URI: http://www.ipe.ro/rjef/rjef3_09/rjef3_09_9.pdf
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper investigates the determinants of adoption of ICT technology by households in Romania, using a probit model based on a time-series cross-section dataset. A particular attention is given to a few psycho-social factors in addition to the recognised role of usual socio-economic determinants, such as income, age, employment status, educational level or gender. The particular findings are that, together with an expected impact of the occupational status and of the educational level, the perceived wellbeing of individuals is one of the most important factors influencing the decision to acquire and use a PC at home. Gender doesn¿t seem to have the same importance as in other regions of the world and shows an opposite sign than elsewhere, whereas income influences the decision, but with a weaker effect. Keywords: Information and communications technology; E-Inclusion; Probit model; Romania; determinants of PC use JEL classification: O33, O52, L86
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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