The Impact of Internet Usage on Household Income: Evidence from Thailand

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Nantavut Phipatseritham


The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of internet usage on households’ income in Thailand. Results indicate that internet usage has a significant positive impact on households’ income. When categorizing households’ income into three groups, including wage, non-agricultural income, and agricultural income, it is evident that the internet usage has positive impact on households’ wage and non-agricultural income but no impact on agricultural income. In addition, this study also analyzes the relationship between the impacts of internet usage and household’s characteristics. Results suggest that the internet usage has positive impact on wage only for households in which the household head has at least lower-secondary education. In addition, the adoption of internet also has a positive impact on wage only for households in non-municipal areas.

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Nantavut Phipatseritham

Assistant Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, 2 Prachan Road, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200


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