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Lecturas de Economía

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GAMBOA, Luis Fernando. Strategic Uses of Mobile Phones in the BoP: Some Examples in Latin American Countries. Lect. Econ. [online]. 2009, n.71, pp.209-233. ISSN 0120-2596.

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 low-income people from developing countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Our methodolog y is the following. First, we evaluate the determinants of use of each strateg y 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 strateg y is common in the sample.

Keywords : Mobile Phones; Poverty; Count Data.

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