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Article: Digital divide and social inclusion: Policy challenge for social development in Hong Kong and south Korea

TitleDigital divide and social inclusion: Policy challenge for social development in Hong Kong and south Korea
Authors
KeywordsChina
Digital divide
Hong kong
Social development
South korea
Issue Date2010
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17516234.asp
Citation
Journal Of Asian Public Policy, 2010, v. 3 n. 1, p. 37-52 How to Cite?
Abstract
The computer and Internet technologies have fundamentally changed the way the economy develops and the way people live in various countries. Asian countries have been performing very well in adopting these new technologies and developing themselves into information societies. However, at the same time, we are also witnessing a growing gap, a new form of divide, gradually separating those who can derive many benefits from the information society and those who are not able to. Such a divide, referred to as the digital divide, manifests itself at international, national (across regions) as well as societal levels. At the societal level, digital divide has grave implications for social development because it limits social mobility, creates barriers to employment and aggravates social exclusion for the low income, older people and other disadvantaged groups. The first step to tackle digital divide is to have a comprehensive measurement of the state of divide. This article discusses the issue of digital divide and the implication for social development, as well as describes the attempts made by South Korea and Hong Kong in measuring the digital divide within their society. It also discusses how the information obtained can inform policy decisions to address the divide and promote social development. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172259
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
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dc.contributor.authorWong, YCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLaw, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChu Fung, JYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPing Lee, VWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:21:00Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:21:00Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Asian Public Policy, 2010, v. 3 n. 1, p. 37-52en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1751-6234en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172259-
dc.description.abstractThe computer and Internet technologies have fundamentally changed the way the economy develops and the way people live in various countries. Asian countries have been performing very well in adopting these new technologies and developing themselves into information societies. However, at the same time, we are also witnessing a growing gap, a new form of divide, gradually separating those who can derive many benefits from the information society and those who are not able to. Such a divide, referred to as the digital divide, manifests itself at international, national (across regions) as well as societal levels. At the societal level, digital divide has grave implications for social development because it limits social mobility, creates barriers to employment and aggravates social exclusion for the low income, older people and other disadvantaged groups. The first step to tackle digital divide is to have a comprehensive measurement of the state of divide. This article discusses the issue of digital divide and the implication for social development, as well as describes the attempts made by South Korea and Hong Kong in measuring the digital divide within their society. It also discusses how the information obtained can inform policy decisions to address the divide and promote social development. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17516234.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Asian Public Policyen_HK
dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectDigital divideen_HK
dc.subjectHong kongen_HK
dc.subjectSocial developmenten_HK
dc.subjectSouth koreaen_HK
dc.titleDigital divide and social inclusion: Policy challenge for social development in Hong Kong and south Koreaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, YC: ssycwong@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17516231003634161en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume3en_HK
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