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Demand for Internet Access and Use in Spain

Leonel Cerno () and Teodosio Pérez-Amaral ()
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Leonel Cerno: Universidad Europea de Madrid

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Abstract: The goal of this paper is to analyze a new phenomenon: Internet demand in Spain. To do so, we use a new high quality data set and advanced econometric techniques for estimating Internet demand functions, incorporating the socio-demographic characteristics of the individuals. We begin with a graphic analysis of the data, searching for relationships between the different characteristics. Then we specify and estimate two econometric models, one for broadband access at home and another for Internet use intensity. We also find that 25.2% of the Spanish population accesses the Internet at home, but less than half uses broadband connection. This demand is positively related to income and other technological attributes and negatively related to socio-demographic attributes such as habitat and age. Our results are compatible with previous literature for other countries, although there is a important difference: broadband Internet connections are still considered as a luxury good in Spain.

Keywords: Broadband; Internet Access; Internet Use; Selection Bias Correction; Multinomial Logit Models; marginal effects; elasticities. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C2 C25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
Date: 2005
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