Digital Divide: From Computer Access to Online Activities – A Micro Data Analysis
AbstractThis study addresses issues of digital divide among households and individuals by using micro-data analysis of ICT usage patterns. The analysis includes data from 18 European countries, Korea and Canada. Inequalities in computer and Internet use are analysed in a two-step approach. First, the paper tries to better quantify and understand the factors that separate the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’. Second, it tries to explain observed differences in the frequency and type of Internet use as a result of the socio-economic characteristics of households and individuals.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Digital Economy Papers with number 189.
Date of creation: 20 Dec 2011
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-01-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-CUL-2012-01-03 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-ICT-2012-01-03 (Information & Communication Technologies)
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