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United States digital divide: State level analysis of spatial clustering and multivariate determinants of ICT utilization

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  • Pick, James B.
  • Sarkar, Avijit
  • Johnson, Jeremy

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This study analyzes factors associated with availability and utilization of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for U.S. states. We construct an exploratory conceptual model of technology utilization in which eight dependent ICT availability and utilization factors are posited to be associated with fourteen independent socio-economic, demographic, innovation, social capital, and societal openness factors. Technology utilization variables are spatially analyzed to determine extent of agglomeration, and regression residuals are examined to eliminate spatial bias. Findings indicate social capital, education, societal openness, urbanization, and ethnicities are significantly associated with ICT utilization. We suggest important implications for policymakers at state and federal levels.

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  • Pick, James B. & Sarkar, Avijit & Johnson, Jeremy, 2015. "United States digital divide: State level analysis of spatial clustering and multivariate determinants of ICT utilization," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 49(C), pages 16-32.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:soceps:v:49:y:2015:i:c:p:16-32
    DOI: 10.1016/j.seps.2014.09.001
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    1. Alathur, Sreejith & Vigneswara Ilavarasan, P. & Gupta, M.P., 2016. "Determinants of e-participation in the citizens and the government initiatives: Insights from India," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 25-35.
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    3. Sarkar, Avijit & Pick, James B. & Johnson, Jeremy, 2015. "Africa's digital divide: Geography, policy, and implications," 2015 Regional ITS Conference, Los Angeles 2015 146339, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
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