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Gender digital divide and online participation: A cross-national analysis

  • Chang, Younghoon
  • Shahzeidi, Mehri
  • Kim, Hyerin
  • Park, Myeong-cheol
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    To achieve the information society for all, access for all is crucial. However, many countries have reported to have large gender discrepancies in online access and participation. This study empirically verified user perception data and compared the data across countries and genders to determine the differences between countries and genders. The results of surveys in Cambodia, Iran, and Korea verify that each aspect of the digital divide and online participation has a different influence on each aspect of digital access and online participation between the genders in each country. In this study, we propose measurement items of digital access and user participation in the online context. This paper also offers guidelines for online policy and business strategy for targeting users with different levels of digital access.

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    Paper provided by International Telecommunications Society (ITS) in its series 19th ITS Biennial Conference, Bangkok 2012: Moving Forward with Future Technologies - Opening a Platform for All with number 72506.

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    Date of creation: 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:zbw:itsb12:72506
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    1. Chinn, Menzie David & Fairlie, Robert W, 2004. "The Determinants of the Global Digital Divide: A Cross-Country Analysis of Computer and Internet Penetration," Santa Cruz Department of Economics, Working Paper Series qt76x9876q, Department of Economics, UC Santa Cruz.
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