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Comparing digital divides: internet access and social inequality in Canada and the United States

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What is the best way to measure and track the digital divide, in a comparative manner, over time? What impact have differing policy interventions had on the digital divide in Canada and the United States? We offer a way of benchmarking equality in Internet access using Gini coefficients and demonstrate that overall the digital divide has been closing in both countries. We find that in terms of income, the digital divide in Canada has closed most dramatically, and that in terms of education, t...

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Peer reviewed
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10.22230/cjc.2010v35n1a2192

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
Publisher:
Canadian Journal of Communication Corporation Publisher's website
Journal:
Canadian Journal of Communication Journal website
Volume:
35
Issue:
1
Pages:
109-128
Publication date:
2010
Acceptance date:
2010
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1499-6642
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uuid:3bf7fbe9-417d-4fb6-9372-29f04e052814
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631464
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pubs:631464
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