El computador como determinante del acceso a Internet en hogares de la República Dominicana

dc.creatorGómez Mazara, Fabricio
dc.descriptionThe interrelationship between the demand for internet access and the availability of computers in the home is relevant for the design of public policies in regulatory terms due to the need to orient programs that guarantee greater coverage in the residential segment as well as universal access to implement projects for rural and marginal areas. The relevant literature on the impacts of Internet use on household welfare has identified two central problems. The first, called "double causality" or "simultaneous causation", starts from the principle that the use of the Internet would be determined by a set of welfare indicators such as: family income and educational level of the head of household. This paper used an econometric model of probability that a household has or has not adopted computers and Internet access. The results confirm that variables such as income, education and rural/urban areas are key determinants of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) diffusion. en-US
dc.descriptionLa literatura relevante sobre los impactos del uso de Internet en el bienestar de los hogares ha identificado dos problemas centrales: el primero, denominado “doble causalidad” o “causalidad simultánea”, parte del principio de que el uso de Internet estaría determinado por un conjunto de indicadores de bienestar, tales como el ingreso familiar y el nivel educativo del jefe o de la jefa de hogar. En este trabajo se utilizó un modelo econométrico de probabilidad respecto de hogares que tienen o no computador y acceso a Internet. Los resultados confirman que variables como el ingreso, la educación y las zonas rurales / urbanas son determinantes claves de la difusión de las TIC.es-ES
dc.publisherInstituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC)es-ES
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dc.sourceScience, Economy & Business; Vol 1 No 1 (2017): Science, Economics and Business; 39-85en-US
dc.sourceCiencia, Economía y Negocios; Vol. 1 Núm. 1 (2017): Ciencia, Economía y Negocios; 39-85es-ES
dc.subjectcomputer and internet accessen-US
dc.subjectJEL Classification codesen-US
dc.subjectacceso a Internetes-ES
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dc.titleThe computer as a determinant of Internet access for households in the Dominican Republicen-US
dc.titleEl computador como determinante del acceso a Internet en hogares de la República Dominicanaes-ES