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Study on the Correlates of Digital Disparity among Older Seoul Residents

서울시 고령자의 정보격차 관련 요인에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2017.02.27
  • Accepted : 2017.04.20
  • Published : 2017.04.28

Abstract

The use of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) is closely related to the improvement of health and quality of life in later life. The elderly in general, however, face difficulty in adapting to ICT. The purpose of this study is to examine the social disparities and determinants in the use of information of the elderly residing in seoul. The data is based on the "2015-2016 Seoul Survey on Elderly Health and Functional Assessment", which include a total of 1,605 people aged 60 to 89. The results of multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that the older, women, the lower educated, and those with restricted activity or poorer health were found to be the significant determinants of the digital poverty among older people. The results call for special attention to disparity within the older group to solve digital divide issues.

Keywords

Elderly;ICT;Socio-economic position;Digital disparity;Digital poverty

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Korea Research Foundation

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