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Looking at the Correlation Between Broadband Speeds and Unemployment
Economists at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Oklahoma State University conducted a study that correlates broadband speeds to unemployment. They concluded that unemployment rates are 0.26% lower in counties with faster broadband. They further concluded that broadband has a bigger impact on jobs in rural areas than in metropolitan ones.
broadband  economic  economics  impact  unemployment  unitedstates  2019 
8 days ago by stevesong
Estratos: A Guide to Understanding Estratos in Colombia
The estrato system in Colombia was devised in the mid-1990s, in a country that at the time which had poverty rates close to 40 percent. And the estrato system in Colombia is reportedly unique in the world.

Homes in estrato 5 and 6 pay higher utility rates to subsidize lower utility rates in estrato 1, 2 and 3. And homes in estrato 4 doesn’t pay extra or receive subsidies.

According to DIAN, the IRS of Colombia, about 20 percent living in estrato 3 are in the top 20 percent of the incomes in Colombia but they receive utility subsidies (lower utility rates) for living in estrato 3.

The majority of Colombians live in estrato 1, 2 or 3 homes, which represents about 80 percent of the housing in Colombia.

In addition, the wealthy estrato 6 in Colombia represents only about 3 to 4 percent of the housing in Colombia.

74% of the homes in El Poblado are rated estrato 6. And in Laureles-Estadio, 64% of homes are rated as estrato 5. Also, note that about 95% of estrato 6 housing in the entire Aburrá Valley are located in El Poblado.
Colombia  social  economic  class  interesting 
12 days ago by dandv

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