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Getting Connected of Staying Unplugged: The Growing Use of Computer Communications Services


  • Dickinson, P.
  • Ellison, J.


Computer communications occur when someone connects a computer to a communications network to access information on the Internet, to send and receive e-mail, or to use electronic banking services. This article uses 1998 data to update previous estimates of the proportion of Canadian households regularly using computer communications, analyzing the relationships between usage and location of use, household income, and other demographic factors. The article also looks at the growth of household connectedness over the past year, as well as the time spent using computer communications from home for a variety of services that can be accessed through the Internet.

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  • Dickinson, P. & Ellison, J., 1999. "Getting Connected of Staying Unplugged: The Growing Use of Computer Communications Services," Papers 27, Statistique Canada, Sciences et technologie-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:stacst:27

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    JEL classification:

    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
    • L63 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Microelectronics; Computers; Communications Equipment


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