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From the 'Digital Divide' to 'Digital Inequality': Studying Internet Use as Penetration Increases

@inproceedings{Dimaggio2001FromT,
  title={From the 'Digital Divide' to 'Digital Inequality': Studying Internet Use as Penetration Increases},
  author={Paul J. Dimaggio and E. Hargittai},
  year={2001}
}
  • Paul J. Dimaggio, E. Hargittai
  • Published 2001
  • Political Science
  • The authors of this paper contend that as Internet penetration increases, students of inequality of access to the new information technologies should shift their attention from the "digital divide" - inequality between "haves" and "have-nots" differentiated by dichotomous measures of access to or use of the new technologies - to digital inequality, by which we refer not just to differences in access, but also to inequality among persons with formal access to the Internet. After reviewing data… CONTINUE READING
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