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Amin Rashti N, Fahimifar F, Siami Araghi E. Social Welfare and ICT and the Impact on Economic Growth in Iran. QJER 2013; 13 (1) :47-63
URL: http://ecor.modares.ac.ir/article-18-10444-en.html
1- Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch.
2- M.A. in Planning Economic Systems, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch.
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In recent decades, the new technologies have been thoroughly discussed to have great impacts on growth in economics literature. This study is aiming at investigating the impact of ICT and social welfare on economic growth. For this purpose, cross-provincial estimation was used by panel data from 2002 to 2006. The variables which are used in this research are per capita GDP, age indicator ICT investment, human capital and pe capita physical investment. The results show that social welfare and ICT have a positive and significant impact on economic growth in all provinces of the country.  
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Received: 2010/11/9 | Accepted: 2012/02/26 | Published: 2013/04/21

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