Digital divide in the EU countries from the Danube Region

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Published Mar 1, 2018
Sorin Dan Şandor

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The paper analyzes digital divide in the EU Countries belonging to the Danube Region. Based on data from Eurobarometer 84.2 October 2015, digital divide (both in terms of access and usage) is assessed and then discussed in the light of the evolutions of digital divide in the last ten years for the countries from the region as reflected by Eurostat data. The influence of the most important factors mentioned in the literature (age, education, gender, rural-urban split, socio-economic status) is analyzed for each country.

The results show us that digital divide, while declining, is still of concern in the area. We found that age is a common factor for digital divide in all the cases and education is not influencing the digital divide in any of the countries in discussion. For the other factors their influence varies from country to country.

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Şandor, Sorin Dan. 2018. “Digital Divide in the EU Countries from the Danube Region”. Central and Eastern European EDem and EGov Days 325 (March):79-86. https://doi.org/10.24989/ocg.v325.7.

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