Strategic Uses of Mobile Phones in the Bop: Some Examples in Latin American Countries

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  • Lecturas de Economía


  • This paper studies the determinants of the use of different strategies by mobile-users for reducing their spending. This empirical exercise is done with a special survey focused in lowincome people from developing countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Our methodology is the following. First, we evaluate the determinants of use of each strategy by means of a probabilistic model and we find that education level and age are important determinants of the use of alternatives. Second, we use a Poisson regression model to study the number of strategies used. Although our findings differ among countries, the use of more than one strategy is common in the sample.

fecha de publicación

  • 2009

Líneas de investigación

  • Count Data
  • Mobile Phones
  • Poverty

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