Mobile Telephony, Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth

The paper investigate welfare implications of mobile telephony using a large sample of households in Ghana

Abstract

The paper employs the multipurpose nature of mobile telephony to investigate its welfare implications using a large sample of households in Ghana. We use seemingly unrelated probit and instrumental variable procedure to test for 2 related issues:

First, we investigate whether mobile telephony promotes pro-poor development by helping households to efficiently allocate consumption and navigate out of poverty. Second, we analyze whether access to a broad array of financial services enhances the capacity of households to live worthwhile lives.

This is an output from the ‘Delivering Inclusive Financial Development and Growth’ project

Citation

Joshua Yindenaba Abor, Mohammed Amidu & Haruna Issahaku (2018) Mobile Telephony, Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth, Journal of African Business,DOI: 10.1080/15228916.2017.1419332

Mobile Telephony, Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth

Published 2 January 2018