Global Networking: Relation to Economic Performance and Education Level
The empirical analysis in this book on the spread of global information and communications technology (ICT) mainly start in the year 2000. This include the dependence of ICT on the country economic performance and education levels. The studies show a positive relationship which are modeled with the Planck function largely very good. The multiple regression analysis have confirmed that the access rates to ICT are most influenced by the GDP per capita, followed by the Education index and the literacy rate. Overall the studies conclude that the convergence regarding ICT usage proceeds worldwide faster than the convergence in terms of wealth and education in general.