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2015 - Towards a Multifaceted Model of Internet Access to Understand Digital Divides: An Empirical Investigation

Citation:

Van Deursen, A.J.A.M. & Van Dijk, J.A.G.M. (2015). Towards a Multifaceted Model of Internet Access to Understand Digital Divides: An Empirical Investigation. The Information Society, 31(5), 379-391.

 

Abstract:

In this investigation, a multifaceted model of Internet appropriation that encompasses four types of access— motivational, material, skills, and usage—is tested with a 10 representative sample of the Dutch population. The analysis indicates that while the digital divide policies’ focus has moved to skills and usage access, motivational and material access remain relevant since they are necessary through the entire process of Internet appropriation. Moreover, each type of access has its own 15 ground of determination and they interact together to shape digital inequalities. Therefore, digital divide policies should
address material, skills, and usage access simultaneously.

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