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Article: Perpetuating old exclusions and producing new ones: Digital exclusion in an information society

TitlePerpetuating old exclusions and producing new ones: Digital exclusion in an information society
Authors
KeywordsDigital divide
Digital inclusion index
Disadvantaged groups
ICT
Issue Date2009
PublisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.haworthpress.com/web/JTHS
Citation
Journal Of Technology In Human Services, 2009, v. 27 n. 1, p. 57-78 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article presents a study that measures the degree of digital exclusionor, conversely, the degree of digital inclusionin Hong Kong, a developed city in East Asia. Governments in the region are among the most active in the developed world in pushing ahead in developing knowledge economies and information societies. The major concern is to improve/maintain their competitiveness in the new knowledge economy created by the process of globalization and the advancement in information technology. Many countries in the region have established themselves in the top ranks of a number of indexes and measurements comparing digital readiness, digital access, information and communication technology penetration, and others. However, not all the citizens in the region share the benefits and promises of the information society. People who are traditionally disadvantaged, such as the elderly and those on a low income, are further excluded from the information society. Such exclusion affects other social groups as well. This study creates a new digital inclusion index to measures the degree of inclusion of various disadvantaged groups in an information society. Data regarding seven disadvantaged groups were collected through a household survey (N=2,312). The index captures information about access, knowledge, usage, and affordability ininformation and communication technology of the disadvantaged in comparison with mainstream society (N=284).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/59803
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.480
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dc.contributor.authorLaw, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFung, JYCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, JCYen_HK
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dc.date.issued2009en_HK
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dc.identifier.issn1522-8835en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis article presents a study that measures the degree of digital exclusionor, conversely, the degree of digital inclusionin Hong Kong, a developed city in East Asia. Governments in the region are among the most active in the developed world in pushing ahead in developing knowledge economies and information societies. The major concern is to improve/maintain their competitiveness in the new knowledge economy created by the process of globalization and the advancement in information technology. Many countries in the region have established themselves in the top ranks of a number of indexes and measurements comparing digital readiness, digital access, information and communication technology penetration, and others. However, not all the citizens in the region share the benefits and promises of the information society. People who are traditionally disadvantaged, such as the elderly and those on a low income, are further excluded from the information society. Such exclusion affects other social groups as well. This study creates a new digital inclusion index to measures the degree of inclusion of various disadvantaged groups in an information society. Data regarding seven disadvantaged groups were collected through a household survey (N=2,312). The index captures information about access, knowledge, usage, and affordability ininformation and communication technology of the disadvantaged in comparison with mainstream society (N=284).en_HK
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dc.publisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.haworthpress.com/web/JTHSen_HK
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dc.subjectDigital divideen_HK
dc.subjectDigital inclusion indexen_HK
dc.subjectDisadvantaged groupsen_HK
dc.subjectICTen_HK
dc.titlePerpetuating old exclusions and producing new ones: Digital exclusion in an information societyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, YC: ssycwong@hku.hken_HK
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