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The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on Rural Households

A Holistic Approach Applied to the Case of Lao People’s Democratic Republic

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Gi-Soon Song

Contents: Information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development – Potential benefits and risks of ICTs – Institutional, connectivity, human resource, contents, entrepreneurship development in Lao PDR – ICTs for rural development – Telephone use among rural households – Impact of telephone on household welfare – Consumer surplus – Propensity score matching; Regression analysis.