Scaling the Digital Divide : Home Computer Technology and Student Achievement

  title={Scaling the Digital Divide : Home Computer Technology and Student Achievement},
  author={Jacob L. Vigdor and Helen F. Ladd},
Does differential access to computer technology at home compound the educational disparities between rich and poor? Would a program of government provision of computers to early secondary school students reduce these disparities? We use administrative data on North Carolina public school students to corroborate earlier surveys that document broad racial and socioeconomic gaps in home computer access and use. Using within-student variation in home computer access, and across-ZIP code variation… CONTINUE READING
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