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Title: Digital Divide in Computer Access and Use Between Poor and Non-Poor Youth
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1. Eamon, Mary Keegan
Digital Divide in Computer Access and Use Between Poor and Non-Poor Youth
Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 31,2 (June 2004): 91-112.
Also: http://imet.csus.edu/imet8/leu/251/articles/Article_Eamon_PoorYouth.pdf
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Western Michigan University School of Social Work
Keyword(s): Child Self-Administered Supplement (CSAS); Computer Ownership; Computer Use; Digital Divide; Home Environment; Poverty

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The main objectives of this study were to examine the "digital divide" in home computer ownership and to evaluate differences in academic and non-academic computer use between poor and non-poor youth. Data from a national sample of 1,029, 10- through 14-year-old young adolescents were analyzed. Results show that poor youth were .36 times as likely to own a home computer, but equally as likely to use their home computer for academic purposes as were non-poor youth. Poor youth did not differ from non-poor youth in how often they used any computer for academic purposes, but were less likely to use any computer for non-academic purposes. Government initiatives to close the digital divide and foster computer use among poor youth are suggested.
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Eamon, Mary Keegan. "Digital Divide in Computer Access and Use Between Poor and Non-Poor Youth." Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 31,2 (June 2004): 91-112.