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Some empirical evidence on Internet diffusion in the New Member States and Candidate Countries of the European Union

Maria Vicente () and Ana López-Menéndez ()

Applied Economics Letters, 2008, vol. 15, issue 13, 1015-1018

Abstract: This article contributes to the line of research devoted to the diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). In particular, we analyse Internet adoption in the New Member States (NMS) and Candidate Countries (CC) of the European Union, for which empirical evidence is quite scarce. Results confirm that income, educational attainment and age are the main determinants of Internet use. Nonetheless, there are substantial differences in the impacts of such variables in the nine analysed countries.

Date: 2008
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DOI: 10.1080/13504850600972352

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