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Digital Inequalities: A Review of Contributing Factors and Measures for Crossing the Divide

Abstract : This literature review focuses on the digital divide in contemporary technologically and economically advanced societies. Prior research shows that the digital divide entails more than physical accessibility and points to issues of technology acceptance and actual use. Recurring digital divide factors outside socioeconomic characteristics were identified in the articles reviewed. These factors relate to personality traits, motivation and digital skills. The factors can be used as the basis for a personality model for understanding acceptance and use of technology complementing models related to economic and social resources. Furthermore, measures for crossing the divide are traced in the literature and organized in three key intervention domains related to policy, training and design. The findings of this review can be a foundation for further research orienting researchers within the domain.
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Eli Hustad, June Hansen, Andreas Skaiaa, Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou. Digital Inequalities: A Review of Contributing Factors and Measures for Crossing the Divide. 18th Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society (I3E), Sep 2019, Trondheim, Norway. pp.505-519, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-29374-1_41⟩. ⟨hal-02510119⟩

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