Agriculture and livestock

Education, mobile phone use and production decisions: a rural case study in Peru

Posted by LeighJaschke on Jul 01, 2009
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Author: 
Ag├╝ero, Aileen
Publication Date: 
May 2009
Publication Type: 
Report/White paper
Abstract: 

In many parts of the world, mobile phones are important devices that have proven to be the first
opportunity for many people to have access to telecommunications. Considering the possible
impact of this development in welfare, the main purpose of this research is to investigate how
important formal education is for using mobile phones in making production decisions.
Specifically, we will analyze if this kind of technology is employed for production decisions in
rural areas in Puno, a Peruvian department in the southern highlands, bordering Bolivia. In
our case, production comprises livestock and agriculture. One of the main results is that no
matter how educated people are; if education is of poor quality, it will not have a significant
impact on the probability of making an effective use of mobile phones.