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Modern women’s relationships with their phones

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Our phones are our life-lines today. Work related emails, safety apps, contact diaries- from the second we wake up till the time we shut our eyes at night, our phones do all our work. This is true for most of us since our smart phones allow us to multi-task, which is a boom, especially for women. Some recent studies have revealed how phones are changing women’s lives everywhere around the world. Let’s take a look.

 

One of the most interesting studies on the subject was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research. The study polled 1,000 participants across the U.S. and found that women ages 18 to 34 were more willing to give up things like caffeine and alcohol for a week before their smartphones. Men however did not show the same level of commitment to their phones.

 

Women in Haiti with her phone

Women in Haiti with her phone. Picture By: US Aid

According to a report by NDTV, a US study reveals that women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their phones and men college students spend almost eight hours, this affects their academic performance. The study, which was published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, also suggested that the reason behind women using their cellphones more can be due social reasons such as texting or emails. Women are also known to build better relationships and have deeper conversations.

 

These phones might also play a vital role in the lives of African women. According to Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, mobile phone technology can help to bring financial services to 80 percent of the African women. Most of these women, according to him, do not have a bank account and encourage the growth of women in the region.

 

[Featured Picture Courtesy: Better Business Bureau ]

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