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ICTs for Health, Education, and Socioeconomic Policies

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Advancing technologies play an important role in the interactions between health, education, and socioeconomic policies. The subsequent outcomes between these areas require a better understanding and assessment in order to pursue further efficient coordination. discusses the benefits that can be gained from the interactions between health, education, and socioeconomic areas. Providing a regional focus on the Southern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Arab economies, this book is essential for researchers, scholars, developers, policy makers, and graduate students interested in these specific regions and studies. ICTs for Health, Education and Socioeconomic Policies: Regional Cases

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. POTENTIAL USERS OF THIS BOOK
    2. GENESIS OF THIS BOOK
    3. SCOPE OF THE BOOK
    4. LIMITATIONS OF THE BOOK
    5. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    6. STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
  5. Acknowledgment
  6. Section 1: Fragmentation, Interdependencies, and Assessments
    1. Chapter 1: Need of a Balance between Fragmented and Coordinated Decision-Making
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. A THEORETICAL ECONOMIC MODEL OF FRAGMENTATION, SEMI-COMMONS, COMMONS, AND ANTI-COMMONS
      5. EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE ABOUT FRAGMENTATION AND ANTI-COMMONS IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
      6. FURTHER DISCUSSION: IS A BALANCE BETWEEN FRAGMENTATION AND COORDINATION NEEDED?
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Insights to the Interconnections of Health, Education, and Other Wealth Components
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL APPROACHES AND INTERDEPENDENCIES
      4. INTERDEPENDENCIES OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND POVERTY IN SOUTHERN MEDITERRANEAN ECONOMIES
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Theoretical Model and Foundations for Assessing Interactions of Health, Education, and Economic Outcomes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW AND STYLIZED FACTS
      4. THEORETICAL MODEL1
      5. EMPIRICAL METHODS
      6. VARIABLES
      7. DATA
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 4: Descriptive Statistics, Regression Analysis, and Tests of Hypotheses of Interdependencies of Health, Education, and Economic Outcomes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A DESCRIPTIVE ASSESSMENT OF WEALTH COMPONENTS
      4. INTERDEPENDENCIES BETWEEN HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND POVERTY WITH DIVERSITY OF DATASETS AND STATISTICAL TESTS TO TARGET DIRECTIONS OF ICT COORDINATION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX
  7. Section 2: Interdependencies and ICTs per Sector
    1. Chapter 5: ICTs and Socioeconomic Performance with Focus on ICTs and Health
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ICT ROLE AND IMPACT ON SOCIOECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
      4. NEW TRENDS OF ICTS IN HEALTH
      5. DATA AND TESTING OF LINKS BETWEEN HEALTH AND ICTS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 6: ICTs, Youth, Education, Health, and Prospects of Further Coordination
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ICTS AND YOUTH IN DIFFERENT SECTORS
      4. REGIONAL CONCERNS
      5. BENEFITS FROM SOCIAL NETWORKS AND CASES
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 7: Women Empowerment and ICTs in Developing Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FRAMEWORKS SHOWING DEPRIVATION OF WOMEN
      4. CHALLENGES AND ISSUES
      5. POTENTIAL USES OF ICTS FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
      6. CASES FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 8: ICTs and Coordination for Poverty Alleviation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HIGH INTERDEPENDENCIES OF THE NEEDS OF THE POOR
      4. POVERTY AND ICTS
      5. METHODOLOGICAL SETUP FOR EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Socioeconomic Issues and Policies
    1. Chapter 9: The Triple Helix as a Model for Coordination with Potential for ICTs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE TRIPLE HELIX FRAMEWORK
      4. APPLICATIONS OF THE TRIPLE HELIX FRAMEWORK
      5. THE CASE OF ARAB COUNTRIES
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 10: Socioeconomic Reforms, Human Development, and the Millennium Development Goals with ICTs for Coordination
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: Social Deficits, Social Cohesion, and Prospects from ICTs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RURAL MIGRATION AND URBAN IMPLICIT EXCLUSION AS DETERMINANTS OF POVERTY AND EXCLUSION
      4. FURTHER DETERMINANTS OF POVERTY AND EXCLUSION IN THE ARAB WORLD
      5. EXTENT OF SOCIAL DEFICITS
      6. INTERDEPENDENCIES OF DEFICITS AND NEED OF SOCIAL COHESION POLICIES2
      7. PROSPECTS FROM ICTS AND SOCIAL COHESION POLICIES
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 12: Risk Factors, Health, Education, and Poverty
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOURCES OF RISKS AND INTERDEPENDENCIES
      4. ICTS OFFERING TOOLS FOR RISK MINIMIZATION
      5. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 13: Implications of the Findings and Prospects for Further Coordination
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FINDINGS AND IMPLICATIONS
      4. STRENGTHENING LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
      5. STRENGTHENING ENTERPRISE AND JOB CREATION
      6. FINDINGS AND PROSPECTS FROM ICTS
      7. LIMITATIONS AND NEED FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Author