Determinants of ICT Usage among Low-Income Groups in Colombia, Mexico, and Peru

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
Determinants of ICT Usage among Low-Income Groups in Colombia, Mexico, and Peru
Abstract
The authors examine the determinants of information and communications technology (ICT) usage among low-income people in three developing countries: Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Using two composite indicators, they focus on cross-country differences and similarities in ICT usage across gender, age, education, and income levels. The authors’ analysis indicates that the single most important factor limiting the digitalization of low-income people in all three countries was lack of education. The impact of income itself was low although positive. Their findings also suggest that comprehensive measures that mix standard ICTs with very advanced ones can be misleading.
Publication
The Information Society
Volume
26
Issue
5
Pages
346-363
Date
2010-09-27
Journal Abbr
The Information Society
Language
en
ISSN
0197-2243, 1087-6537
Accessed
02/06/2020, 12:30
Library Catalog
DOI.org (Crossref)
Extra
shortDOI: 10/cdbk9j
Citation
Gutiérrez, L. H., & Gamboa, L. F. (2010). Determinants of ICT Usage among Low-Income Groups in Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. The Information Society, 26(5), 346–363. https://doi.org/10.1080/01972243.2010.511559