Households with mobile phones enjoy higher levels of economic prosperity over those without one: Study

By October 20th, 2015 AT 9:08 AM

A recent study published by Tata Teleservices Limited and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, there is a clear correlation between mobile phone ownership and economic prosperity and literacy. Called The Mobile Multiplier Study, it finds that across India, households with mobile phones enjoy 62% higher levels of economic prosperity over those without one. However, in Maharashtha, mobile phone owning households enjoy 67% higher level of economic prosperity.

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The correlation between mobile phone ownership and prosperity is not limited to purely economic measures. According to the research – which aggregated India’s largest census data covering nearly 100,000 responses – states with higher rates of mobile device per household also tend to enjoy significantly higher levels of social wellbeing based on Human Development (HDI) indices, a composite measure of life expectancy, educational attainment, and per capita income, particularly within India’s urban communities.

Literacy, an important indicator of societal development, also shares a relationship with mobile ownership, the study said. Nationally it is observed that mobile ownership touches 80 percent on an average once a household attains secondary education indicating a correlation between mobile ownership and HDI.

Chhavi is a social media enthusiast and telecom technologies admirer. Based out of New Delhi, she is a corporate communication and marketing professional by day and writer by night. If she is not busy with Telecom, you can find her reading management books.

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Pratham Dasgupta

Also, households with Ferraris enjoy higher levels of economic prosperity over those without one.

Mohammed Irshad
Mohammed Irshad

Even beggers are having mobile phones these days, they what is the relevance of these competitive studies??

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