EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Mobile banking usage, quality of growth, inequality and poverty in developing countries

Simplice Asongu () and Nicholas Odhiambo ()

No 23396, Working Papers from University of South Africa, Department of Economics

Abstract: The transition from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals has substantially shifted the policy debate from development to inclusive development. Using interactive quantile regressions, we examine the correlations between mobile banking and inclusive development (quality of growth, inequality and poverty) among individuals in 93 developing countries for the year 2011. Mobile banking entails: ?mobile used to pay bills? and ?mobile used to receive/send money?. The findings broadly show that increasing mobile banking dynamics to certain thresholds would increase (decrease) quality of growth (inequality) in quantiles at the high-end of inclusive development distributions for the most part. The study is original in that it explores the relationship between mobile banking and inclusive development using three measurements of inclusive development, namely: quality of growth, inequality and poverty. As a main policy implication, encouraging mobile banking applications would play a substantial role in responding to the challenges of immiserizing growth, inequality and poverty in developing countries

Keywords: Mobile banking; Quality of growth; Poverty; Inequality; Developing countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-11
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-mfd, nep-pay and nep-reg
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (18) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://uir.unisa.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10500/2339 ... ping%20countries.pdf (application/pdf)
http://uir.unisa.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10500/2339 ... ping%20countries.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Mobile banking usage, quality of growth, inequality and poverty in developing countries (2017) Downloads
Working Paper: Mobile banking usage, quality of growth, inequality and poverty in developing countries (2017) Downloads
Working Paper: Mobile banking usage, quality of growth, inequality and poverty in developing countries (2017) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:uza:wpaper:23396

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from University of South Africa, Department of Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Shaun Donovan ().

 
Page updated 2021-07-26
Handle: RePEc:uza:wpaper:23396