Female Economic Participation with Information and Communication Technology Advancement: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Uchenna R. Efobi, Belmondo V. Tanankem, Simplice A. Asongu
  • South African Journal of Economics, April 2018, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/saje.12194

Female Economic Participation with ICT Advancement: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa.

What is it about?

The extent to which female economic engagement improves with the advancement in ICT usage in Sub-Saharan African countries was checked in this paper. We find, among others, that mobile phone penetration increased women activities engagement in the labour force than Internet penetration.

Why is it important?

This finding was principally traced to accessibility and cost of the mobile phone, unlike Internet facility. More so, the transaction costs of using mobile phone for economic activities are cheaper than Internet in SSA countries.


Uchenna Efobi
Covenant University

It was a great pleasure for me and my co-authors to write this paper.

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