The digital society: gender and digital divide

Author/s Sveva Avveduto
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/57 Language Italian
Pages 19 P. 65-83 File size 626 KB
DOI 10.3280/SC2019-057005
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The paper takes into consideration the evolution of the concept and the results of the digital divide applied to gender issues. An overview on the data and anal-yses produced by the main international institutions, from the World Economic Forum, to the European Commission, to the OECD is provided, concerning both education and employment in sectors related to ICT (Information and Communi-cation Technologies). These analyses show that the digital gender divide is still consistent, and it is linked and generated by a concomitant series of factors that determine the disparities of access, use, inclusion and representation, such as digi-tal literacy, geographical contexts, socio-economic contexts and the lack of poli-cies to promote gender equality.

Keywords: Digital society, digital divide, gender, gender inequalities.

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Sveva Avveduto, La società digitale: genere e digital divide in "SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE " 57/2019, pp 65-83, DOI: 10.3280/SC2019-057005