Digital Divide: From Computer Access to Online Activities - A Micro Data Analysis

This paper addresses issues of digital divide among households and individuals by using micro-data analysis of ICT usage patterns which have recently become available in a number of countries.

In a two-step approach to inequalities in computer and Internet use, the paper first tries to better quantify and understand the factors that separate the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots,’ then moves on 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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