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Internet Use and Online Activities in U.S. States: Geographic Disparities and Socio-economic Influences

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dc.contributor.author Pick, James
dc.contributor.author Sarkar, Avijit
dc.contributor.author Parrish, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-28T01:57:06Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-28T01:57:06Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-03
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-1-9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50373
dc.description.abstract Attention in the digital divide research agenda is shifting gradually from material access of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to actual use of ICTs. As internet usage increases worldwide and online activities concomitantly expand in range and sophistication, it becomes essential to examine patterns and disparities of such usage. This paper examines geographic patterns and disparities along with influences of demographic, economic, and social factors on internet use in U.S. states. Our conceptual model of internet use posits associations of 21 traditional (socio-economic) as well as non-traditional independent variables (social capital, societal openness, innovation, infrastructure, and affordability) with dependent indicators of e-communication, e-commerce, e-education, e-entertainment, e-health, and telework. Age, race/ethnicity, innovation, urban location, managerial and scientific occupations, and social capital are found to predominantly influence internet use spanning a range of online activities. Policy implications of these findings are discussed taking cognizance of geographic disparities in internet use among the fifty states.
dc.format.extent 11 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject The Diffusions, Impacts, Adoption and Usage of ICTs upon Society
dc.subject Digital Divide, Purposeful Internet Use, Social Capital, Spatial Autocorrelation, Regression
dc.title Internet Use and Online Activities in U.S. States: Geographic Disparities and Socio-economic Influences
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2018.485
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