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mehranfard Z, Mozayani A, Assari Arani A, Agheli L. Estimate People’s Willingness to Pay for the Use of Information and Communication Technology in Tackling with the Social Consequences of the Corona Pandemic. Health Educ Health Promot 2022; 10 (4) :1-8
URL: http://hehp.modares.ac.ir/article-5-61454-en.html
1- phd student of economics,tarbiat modares university
2- associate professor of economics , mozayani@modares.ac.ir
3- associate professor of economics
Abstract:   (187 Views)
Aims: The spread of the Corona pandemic has affected the status of companies involved in information and communication technology. The need to use information technology tools to optimally manage the spread of the disease by identifying and controlling carriers and reducing physical contact has been highlighted. Information and communication technology offers a number of opportunities in emergencies for optimizing resource use, remote sensing, and reducing physical contact, which were also used in the Covid-19 virus outbreak crisis.
Methods: In this study, a conditional logit model was used. The required information was collected through a field survey by completing a questionnaire from 384 respondents of Tehran citizens in 2021.
Findings: Based on the information from the questionnaires filled out by individuals in the sample community in Tehran province in 2021, more than 75% of the respondents rated the use of cyberspace capabilities for encountering Corona disease as moderate and high. The result of estimating people’s willingness to pay for the feature of use of information and communication technology” in the present study was five million and six hundred thousand Rial.
Conclusion: Considering the capabilities of this technology and its position among the people, it is necessary to put on the agenda ICT penetration expansion and planning to make maximum use of its capabilities in similar pandemics and crises.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Social Determinants of Health
Received: 2022/05/12 | Accepted: 2022/07/21 | Published: 2022/09/1
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