OECD Digital Economy Papers

ISSN :
2071-6826 (en ligne)
DOI :
10.1787/20716826
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The OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI) undertakes a wide range of activities to better understand how information and communication technologies (ICTs) contribute to sustainable economic growth and social well-being. The OECD Digital Economy Papers series covers a broad range of ICT-related issues and makes selected studies available to a wider readership. They include policy reports, which are officially declassified by an OECD Committee, and occasional working papers, which are meant to share early knowledge.
 

Digital Divide: From Computer Access to Online Activities – A Micro Data Analysis You or your institution have access to this content

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Auteur(s):
Pierre Montagnier1, Albrecht Wirthmann2
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OCDE, France

  • 2: Eurostat, Luxembourg

Date de publication
20 déc 2011
Bibliographic information
N°:
189
Pages
73
DOI
10.1787/5kg0lk60rr30-en

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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.