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Regional Versus Individual Aspects of the Digital Divide in Germany

Schleife, Katrin :
Regional Versus Individual Aspects of the Digital Divide in Germany.
[Online-Edition: http://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/32060/1/523687966.PDF]
In: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics , 177 . Darmstadt
[Report], (2006)

Offizielle URL: http://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/32060/1/523687966.PDF

Kurzbeschreibung (Abstract)

This paper analyzes the regional dimension of the German digital divide. It considers the impact of regional characteristics on differences in the share of Internet use between German counties. In addition, it studies the influence of regional factors as well as individual characteristics on the individual probability of becoming a new Internet user. Based on two large data sets, SOEP and INKAR, the analyses show that it is not the rusticity of a region itself that explains regional differences in Internet use. The results rather indicate that it is the different composition of the population between rural and urban areas that accounts for the regional digital divide.

Typ des Eintrags: Report
Erschienen: 2006
Autor(en): Schleife, Katrin
Titel: Regional Versus Individual Aspects of the Digital Divide in Germany
Sprache: Englisch
Kurzbeschreibung (Abstract):

This paper analyzes the regional dimension of the German digital divide. It considers the impact of regional characteristics on differences in the share of Internet use between German counties. In addition, it studies the influence of regional factors as well as individual characteristics on the individual probability of becoming a new Internet user. Based on two large data sets, SOEP and INKAR, the analyses show that it is not the rusticity of a region itself that explains regional differences in Internet use. The results rather indicate that it is the different composition of the population between rural and urban areas that accounts for the regional digital divide.

Reihe: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics
Band: 177
Ort: Darmstadt
Freie Schlagworte: digital divide, Internet use, regional differences
Fachbereich(e)/-gebiet(e): 01 Fachbereich Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Volkswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete
01 Fachbereich Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Hinterlegungsdatum: 11 Sep 2009 10:20
Offizielle URL: http://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/32060/1/523687966.PDF
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JEL-Classification: O33, O18, R20

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