Access to ICT in Rural and Urban Thailand

Weerachart T. Kilenthong
Patarapan Odton
Publication Type: 
Working Papers
Publication Article File: 
Publication Year: 
2014
This paper studies the information and communication technology adoption decision of Thai households. The ndings suggest that household composition, education, wealth, and occupation are key factors determining information and communication technology adoption. The rural-urban gap of mobile phone adoption has been negligible after controlling for household characteristics since 2009 while the gaps for other information and communication technologies have persisted. Having a family member migrating to work elsewhere increases the likelihood to adopt a mobile phone signi cantly while the migration status does not seem to cause households to buy more mobile phones, except for the northeastern region.
Region: 
South and Central Asia
Country: 
Thailand
Topic: 
Mobile Financial Services