Redifining Digital Poverty : A Study on Target Changes of the Digital Divide Survey for Disabilities, Low-Income and Elders

정보소외계층 재정의를 통한 정책방향의 제시: 정보격차조사 모집단으로서 장애인, 저소득층, 장노년층을 중심으로

  • 이향수 (건국대학교 행정복지학부 행정학전공) ;
  • 이성훈 (고려대학교 경제학과) ;
  • 최정아 (한국정보화진흥원 디지털문화본부)
  • Received : 2016.01.14
  • Accepted : 2016.03.20
  • Published : 2016.03.28


The definition of digital poverty has not been changed since it was used at the first digital divide survey in 2000s. The objective of this study is to reexamine and redefine digital poverty targets of digital divide survey. This study examines the present state for the target of the digital divide survey focusing on Disabilities, Low-Income and Elders and then redefines digital poverty for them. The results suggest to reexamine 15 types of disabilities by the revised the Disabled Welfare Law as digital divide targets, rather than limiting to physical, brain, hearing and visual disabilities. For the low-income target, people on the second-to-the bottom income bracket as well as those on basic welfare should be included as the target of low-income people for digital poverty. The age of the elder target for digital poverty should be adjusted to sixty-five or more in the era of aging population.


Digital Divide;Digital Poverty;Digital Divide Survey;Disabled;Low-Income;Elders


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