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Asian Journal of Rural Development
Year: 2013  |  Volume: 3  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 14 - 21

Digital Development and Economic Growth in Rural Areas

Hamid Sepehrdoust and Saber Zamani Shabkhaneh    

Abstract: The arrival of computers and Internet access in the second half of the twentieth century has revolutionized the field of information and communication technology (ICT) and macro-economic variables such as income distribution index within developing economies. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the impact of information and communication technology development on income distribution index of rural communities in Iran. For this purpose and in order to test the Kuznet's inverted U theory, regarding the relationship between economic growth and distribution of income, econometric method and panel data regression were designed to analyze the effect of information and communication technology on income distribution of 30 provinces in Iran during the period of 2001-2010. The results show that information and communication technology development had a positive effect on income distribution of country's rural communities, resulting in more equitable and justified distribution of income among the rural societies. Moreover, the study approves the validity of Kuznet's inverted U theory regarding the relationship between the economic growth and income distribution of rural areas for the time period of study.

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