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

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.

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Pratham Dasgupta
October 21, 2015 12:33 am 12:33 AM

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

Mohammed Irshad
October 20, 2015 6:25 pm 6:25 PM

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

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