Transforming People’s Lives: Mobile Money in Kenya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kOjg1eqNis
This week’s articles are as follows:
- Chinn, M. D., & Fairlie, R. W. (2006). The determinants of the global digital divide: a cross-country analysis of computer and internet penetration. Oxford Economic Papers.
- Correa, T. (2016). Digital skills and social media use: how Internet skills are related to different types of Facebook use among ‘digital natives’. Information, Communication & Society, 19(8), 1095-1107.
Responses to these questions are due by 9:00 pm, Thursday.
Study 1 (Chinn & Fairline 2006) Questions:
a) How does per capita income explain the global gap in computer and Internet use?
b) What role does regulation play? Are differences in regulatory quality responsible for gaps in technology use?
Study 2 (Correa 2016) Questions:
a) “Digital inequalities evolve, but do not disappear”. What do you understand by this statement? Why is this the case? Give examples.
b) Do men and more educated young people had higher levels of digital skills?