Mayo and Macher discuss how the elderly are adopting new telecommunications technology
John Mayo and Jeffrey Macher’s latest Economic Policy Vignette, “The Wireless Revolution: Are the Elderly Keeping Up?” highlights research on the evolution of telephone demand among the U.S. elderly population over the 2003-2010 period. The results find that elderly households are “nimble adopters” of wireless communications and the various new technologies this brings.
Read Mayo and Macher’s full EPV here.
Read the larger academic paper, Demand in a Portfolio-Choice Environment: The Evolution of Telecommunications.