English title: Measuring domestic digital divide by using latent class analysis: A case study of Turkey

Author(s): Cigdem Çilan - Muhlis Özdemir -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2013

Abstract

With the rapid change and development of information technologies, use of technology and access levels to technology have now gained importance in determining the development levels of countries. Countries with access and ability to use information technologies are considered developed. The differences in use of technology between countries and/or differences in access to and use of information technology between individuals in a country have introduced the Digital Divide concept. The difference between countries is called International Digital Divide whereas the differences between individuals in a country are called Domestic Digital Divide. Based on variables that determine the levels of access to and use of information technologies in Turkey, the purpose of this study is to analyze the country’s Domestic Digital Divide. For this purpose, data about Turkey in European Social Survey were put to a Latent Class Analysis used in Categorical Data Analysis.

Volume: 42

Issue: 2

From page no: 219

To page no: 234

Refereed: Yes

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Journal: Istanbul University. School of Business. Journal