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Regional Versus Individual Aspects of the Digital Divide in Germany

Schleife, Katrin :
Regional Versus Individual Aspects of the Digital Divide in Germany.
In: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics, 177. Darmstadt
[Report], (2006)

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Title: Regional Versus Individual Aspects of the Digital Divide in Germany
Language: English

This paper analyzes the regional dimension of the German digital divide. It considers the impact of regional characteristics on differences in the share of Internet use between German counties. In addition, it studies the influence of regional factors as well as individual characteristics on the individual probability of becoming a new Internet user. Based on two large data sets, SOEP and INKAR, the analyses show that it is not the rusticity of a region itself that explains regional differences in Internet use. The results rather indicate that it is the different composition of the population between rural and urban areas that accounts for the regional digital divide.

Series Name: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics
Volume: 177
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital divide, Internet use, regional differences
Classification DDC: 300 Sozialwissenschaften > 330 Wirtschaft
Divisions: 01 Law and Economics > Volkswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete
01 Law and Economics
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2009 10:20
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 07:56
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-47496
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JEL-Classification: O33, O18, R20

URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/4749
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