A research which is based on data collected from more than 35,000 survey respondents across the globe from BCS shows that:
- People around the world think that IT (i.e. Internet access) increases their sense of freedom by 15% and improves their overall well-being. Altogether, our life satisfaction increases by 10% when we have IT access, the study, from UK research firm BCS suggests, concludes.
- Benefit most from IT access are:
- Individuals in lower income households and those with less education.
Because “IT helps to promote and enable empowerment and autonomy.” For women specifically it serves as an important “social and family network support tool.”
For further information, read the BCS’s report:
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