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Inequalities of opportunity in the access and use of telecommunication services in Togo

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  • Wonyra, Kwami Ossadzifo
  • Sanoussi, Yacobou
  • Sy, Ibrahima
  • Lanie, Tomgouani

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The liberalization of the telecommunications sector in Togo aimed at ensuring access to a better quality of telecommunication services at affordable prices to everyone. While the liberalization policy has increased competition in the sector and reduced significantly telecommunication services prices charged to costumers, statistics on the access and use of telecommunication services in Togo reveal disparities with respect to individuals' socio-economic characteristics which could be an indication of the existence of inequalities of opportunities in the access and use of these services.

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  • Wonyra, Kwami Ossadzifo & Sanoussi, Yacobou & Sy, Ibrahima & Lanie, Tomgouani, 2021. "Inequalities of opportunity in the access and use of telecommunication services in Togo," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 45(5).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:45:y:2021:i:5:s0308596121000288
    DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2021.102123
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    Keywords

    Telecommunication services; Telecommunications sector liberalization; Inequalities of opportunity; Parametric approach; Togo;
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    JEL classification:

    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations

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