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dc.creatorBillón Currás, Margaritaes_ES
dc.creatorCrespo, Jorgees_ES
dc.creatorLera López, Fernandoes_ES
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates whether the existence of educational inequalities at the country level affects Internet use. Additionally, we explore the extent to which these impacts depend on countries' economic development levels. We use a logit model and data set of 69 high- and middle-income countries for the period 2005-2015. We find a negative relationship between Internet use and education inequality for the whole sample. The results confirm that, in addition to the level of education and other socioeconomic variables, the distribution of formal education among citizens within a country is also important to explain Internet use. We also obtain that this distribution affects Internet use to a higher extent in middle-income economies in comparison with high-income ones. Unlike the positive influence of educational levels obtained in the academic literature, the existence of within-country educational disparities negatively influences Internet use. This study demonstrates the influence of countries' educational structure in relative terms in explaining Internet use.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded by The Ministerio de Economia, Industria y Competitividad, Spanish Government (grant number ECO2017-86305-C4-4-R (AEI/FEDER, EU). The authors thank two anonymous reviewers for their valuable and interesting comments.en
dc.format.extent35 p.
dc.relation.ispartofTelematics And Informatics, Volume 58, May 2021, 101521en
dc.rights© 2020 Elsevier Ltd. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0en
dc.subjectDigital divideen
dc.subjectInformation and communications technologies (ICT)en
dc.subjectEconomic developmenten
dc.titleDo educational inequalities affect Internet use? An analysis for developed and developing countriesen
dc.typeArtículo / Artikuluaes
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Advanced Research in Business and Economics - INARBEes_ES
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dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/AEI/Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016/ECO2017-86305-C4-4-R/ES/en
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