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The Gender Digital Divide

Zhao, Yanfei LU (2013) EKHR11 20131
Department of Economic History
Abstract (Swedish)
Gender not only pervades how people use the ICT, but also influences whether or not and how much they use them. This study, making use of the latest possible secondary data, studies the possible gender digital divide among users of ICT in both developed and developing countries. I move the study of gender digital divide from an early narrow perspective of ICT access and usage patterns among biologically identifiable men and women to a wider exploration of its statistical evidences, its important aspects, and its crossing through four Es. Fewer economic resources, lower levels of awareness, literacy and education, gendered ICT training and gendered ICT sector are identified as important contributes to gender digital divide which can... (More)
Gender not only pervades how people use the ICT, but also influences whether or not and how much they use them. This study, making use of the latest possible secondary data, studies the possible gender digital divide among users of ICT in both developed and developing countries. I move the study of gender digital divide from an early narrow perspective of ICT access and usage patterns among biologically identifiable men and women to a wider exploration of its statistical evidences, its important aspects, and its crossing through four Es. Fewer economic resources, lower levels of awareness, literacy and education, gendered ICT training and gendered ICT sector are identified as important contributes to gender digital divide which can supposedly be bridged through four Es: education in ICT competency, equality of ICT access, employment in ICT-related occupations and ICT–enabled jobs, and empowerment by ICT use. (Less)
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author
Zhao, Yanfei LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR11 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
gender, digital divide, ICT, segregation, feminism, technology
language
English
id
3812425
date added to LUP
2013-06-28 15:27:21
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2013-06-28 15:27:21
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  abstract     = {Gender not only pervades how people use the ICT, but also influences whether or not and how much they use them. This study, making use of the latest possible secondary data, studies the possible gender digital divide among users of ICT in both developed and developing countries. I move the study of gender digital divide from an early narrow perspective of ICT access and usage patterns among biologically identifiable men and women to a wider exploration of its statistical evidences, its important aspects, and its crossing through four Es. Fewer economic resources, lower levels of awareness, literacy and education, gendered ICT training and gendered ICT sector are identified as important contributes to gender digital divide which can supposedly be bridged through four Es: education in ICT competency, equality of ICT access, employment in ICT-related occupations and ICT–enabled jobs, and empowerment by ICT use.},
  author       = {Zhao, Yanfei},
  keyword      = {gender,digital divide,ICT,segregation,feminism,technology},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Gender Digital Divide},
  year         = {2013},
}