This study suggests that having access to a computer and the Internet at home leads to better wages. We normally have the idea that people with higher wages have computers and Internet access at home. But with declining prices of home PCs and the increasing importance of Internet, this no longer seems to be the case. The new owners of PC today are considerably poorer and less educated than in the past. People with access to a PC and Internet at home appear to earn 8.6% more than their counterpart. This result seems to suggest that University policies requiring students seeking professional degrees like MBA to own a laptop or Home PC has merit and this policy could be extended to cover undergraduate students also. Universities could also provide dial-in-server access to their recent graduates for a specified period of time to boost their placement statistics.
Maskara, Pankaj Kumar; Aggarwal, Rajesh; and Maskara, Rajesh
"Access to Computer Technologies at Home Improves Wages in the Marketplace,"
Journal of International Technology and Information Management: Vol. 15
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jitim/vol15/iss3/5