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Internet Use by Elderly People in the Czech Republic

Abstract : The number of information technology users increases as fast as new information technology develops. This paper aims to analyse Internet users older than 65 years and focusing on the Czech Republic, the Visegrad group (also referred to as V4) and the European Union. Elderly people use the Internet the least from all age groups. The partial aim of this paper is to analyse whether, since 2009, there has been a constant increase in Internet users in the elderly age group in the Czech Republic and also the EU. The second scientific issue deals with the confirmation that the number of Internet users in the 65+ age group is similar to the EU-28 and V4. The analysis showed that the number of 65+ users has been steadily increasing since 2009. In the Czech Republic only 28.4% elderly people used internet in 2015 and 26.7% in 2014. According to Eurostat methodology the Internet is used in the 65–74 years age group by 33% of users. More than one third (38%) of elderly aged 65–74 used the internet at least once a week in the EU-28.
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Martina Hedvicakova, Libuse Svobodova. Internet Use by Elderly People in the Czech Republic. 16th Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society (I3E), Nov 2017, Delhi, India. pp.514-524, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-68557-1_45⟩. ⟨hal-01768523⟩



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