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A Study on Cause Analysis of Digital Divide among Older People in Korea

Department of Computer Education, Seoul National University of Education, Seoul 06639, Korea
Academic Editors: Mary Lou Maher and Lina Lee
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(16), 8586; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18168586
Received: 25 June 2021 / Revised: 31 July 2021 / Accepted: 10 August 2021 / Published: 14 August 2021
Most people in modern society enjoy various benefits due to the development of information and communication technology and smart technology in modern society. However, due to the digital divide, there is a social class that cannot enjoy abundant benefits. The representative class is the class of older people. In the latest four-year national report on the status of the digital divide, the class with largest digital divide among various information disadvantaged groups, such as the disabled, the low-income class, farmers and fishermen, and older people, is the class of older people. In this study, the causes of the digital divide among older people in Korea are analyzed from various perspectives. To this end, various statistical analyses have been conducted based on national statistical survey works over the past four years. The digital informatization level, which is an index used to measure the digital divide, can be classified into three main components: information access, information capability, and information utilization. Among the three components, the information capability is found to be the lowest. Information capability can also be divided into three components for PCs and mobile devices: installation, use, and management. Among them, management capability was found to be the lowest. Based on this analysis, various plans to reduce the digital divide among older people were proposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital divide; older people; information literacy; information access; information capability; information utilization digital divide; older people; information literacy; information access; information capability; information utilization
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Jun, W. A Study on Cause Analysis of Digital Divide among Older People in Korea. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 8586. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18168586

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Jun W. A Study on Cause Analysis of Digital Divide among Older People in Korea. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(16):8586. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18168586

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Jun, Woochun. 2021. "A Study on Cause Analysis of Digital Divide among Older People in Korea" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 16: 8586. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18168586

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