Quantity and Quality of Support for Digital Engagement

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Abstract

Following the course taking by digital divide or digital inclusion research, this paper uses socio-cultural, socio-economic, social, and digital indicators to predict access to and the type of potential and actual social support networks that might help an individual in using the Internet. In addition, the paper examines the quality of the support received which is neglected in most investigations that mainly focus on quantitative indicators of support. The study draws on a representative survey conducted in the Netherlands; 1,149 responses were obtained. The results show that while there are no real inequalities in access to and use of support, the quality of the support that people access is unequally distributed replicating existing patterns of disadvantage
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2016
Event66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, ICA 2016: Communication with Power - Fukuoka, Japan, Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 9 Jun 201613 Jun 2016
Conference number: 66
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Conference

Conference66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, ICA 2016
Abbreviated titleICA
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period9/06/1613/06/16
Other09-06-2016 - 13-06-2016
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Keywords

  • IR-102824
  • METIS-320198

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