The digital divide among young people in Brussels: Social and cultural influences on ownership and use of digital technologies
SourceCommunications, 35, 2, (2010), pp. 187-207
Article / Letter to editor
Display more detailsDisplay less details
SW OZ BSI CW
SubjectCommunication and Media
This article reports on a survey of youth in Brussels (N = 1,005) and their ownership and use of digital technologies, focusing specifically on the social and cultural diversity within this group. Socio-cultural diversity includes differences regarding ethnicity and gender, language and educational attainment, as well as social and economic status. The relationship of these socio-cultural differences with the digital divide in terms of ownership and use is investigated. The data show a persistent ownership divide between socially weaker versus stronger groups accompanied by an emerging socially compensatory function of instrumentally oriented user profiles among the socially weaker groups.
Upload full text
Use your RU credentials (u/z-number and password) to log in with SURFconext to upload a file for processing by the repository team.