Socio-demographic Determinants of Computer Ownership: An Empirical View in the City of Gui Lin

Chun, Mei Cheah and Yong , Kang Cheah (2013) Socio-demographic Determinants of Computer Ownership: An Empirical View in the City of Gui Lin. Institutions and Economies, 5 (1). pp. 57-70.

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate the socio-demographic determinants of computer ownership in Gui Lin, China. A cross-sectional primary survey data with a total of 459 respondents is used for the analysis. By applying the binary logistic regression model, the results show that age, marital status, education, income, residential area, internet experiences and online frequency are statistically significant in determining the likelihood of owning a private computer. However, other variables like gender and employment status are found to have no significant impact on computer ownership. Based on the findings, a number of insightful policies are suggested.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: China, computer, internet, ownership, socio-demographic
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Depositing User: MS NURUL SYAFIQAH RAMALIM
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 03:22
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2013 03:22
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1038

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