English title: The Persistence of Information Structures in Nordic Countries

Author(s): Pekka Räsänen -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2008


This article examines to what extent the Nordic countries, which have been characterized as the world's leading information societies, show similar patterns of Internet use. The data consists of the Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Finnish sections of the European Social Survey 2002 (n = 7539) and 2004 (n = 7211). The similarities and differences in the Internet use are analyzed using sociodemographic and economic information. Temporal changes in the distribution of use between population groups and between countries are also examined. The findings indicate that there are clear disparities in the Internet use patterns, which have not evened out in the early 21st century.

Volume: 24

Issue: 4

From page no: 219

To page no: 228

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1080/01972240802191555

Journal: The Information Society

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