• Dynamics of Digital Inequality in Russia

    Editor(s):
    Jyotirmaya Patnaik (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Communication Studies, Digital Humanists, Feminist Humanities, Information Ecosystems
    Subject(s):
    Digital communications, Communication, Digital humanities, Social media, Internet
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    digital inequality, competitive edge, communications technology., Digital communication, Russia, Information
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/qhxy-5r61
    Abstract:
    This article contains research about the phenomenon of digital inequality among different social groups in Russia. The short literature review, conducted in it, concerns the factors, which have an impact on the rise and spread of digital inequality. The types of digital inequality have been analyzed, and each of them has the relative digital divide indicators calculated. It has been revealed, that the digital divide in terms of the Internet and information and communications technology access between the rural and urban population has been decreased, however the divide in terms of digital skills has been increased. There is almost no digital divide in ICT among the middle-aged groups, and it is constantly decreasing. Although the digital divide among the older-aged groups is also growing down, it is still high, and the divide in digital skills remains unchanged. It is noted, that the country’s territory in length objectively increases the IT infrastructure costs, hampers providing for the high-quality internet-connection for the rural people and is the reason for digital divide in terms of Internet-access.
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    Published
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