The Digital Divide: Determinants and Policies with Special Reference to Asia
Access to the new information and communication technologies (ICT) remains extremely unequally distributed across and within societies. While there have been a good deal of popular discussions about this digital divide, not much is known about the quantitative significance of its various determinants. By undertaking a set of cross-country regressions, the paper finds that income, education, and infrastructure play a critical role in shaping the divide. Based on this analysis, the paper also offers some policy suggestions as to how to promote a wider diffusion of ICT in poorer societies.
Information and communication technology, Digital divide, Education, Asia
Asian Studies | Growth and Development | Technology and Innovation
Strategy and Organisation
Journal of Asian Economics
Quibria, M. G.; Ahmed, S. N.; TSCHANG, F. Ted; and Reyes-Macasaquit, M..
The Digital Divide: Determinants and Policies with Special Reference to Asia. (2003). Journal of Asian Economics. 13, (6), 811-825. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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