The emergence of a “digital underclass” in Great Britain and Sweden: Changing reasons for digital exclusion

@article{Helsper2017TheEO,
  title={The emergence of a “digital underclass” in Great Britain and Sweden: Changing reasons for digital exclusion},
  author={E. Helsper and Bianca C. Reisdorf},
  journal={New Media & Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={19},
  pages={1253 - 1270}
}
  • E. Helsper, Bianca C. Reisdorf
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • New Media & Society
  • Research into reasons for Internet non-use has been mostly based on one-off cohort studies and focused on single-country contexts. This article shows that motivations for being offline changed between 2005 and 2013 among non- and ex-users in two high-diffusion European countries. Analyses of Swedish and British data demonstrate that non-user populations have become more concentrated in vulnerable groups. While traditional digital divide reasons related to a lack of access and skills remain… CONTINUE READING
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