Digital Divide: From Computer Access to Online Activities – A Micro Data Analysis [E-Book] / Pierre Montagnier and Albrecht Wirthmann
Montagnier, Pierre.
Wirthmann, Albrecht.
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2011
73 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
OECD Digital Economy Papers ; 189
Science and Technology
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This 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.