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Redifining Digital Poverty : A Study on Target Changes of the Digital Divide Survey for Disabilities, Low-Income and Elders
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 14, Issue 3,  2016, pp.1-12
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2016.14.3.1
 Title & Authors
Redifining Digital Poverty : A Study on Target Changes of the Digital Divide Survey for Disabilities, Low-Income and Elders
Lee, Hyangsoo; Lee, Seong-Hoon; Choi, Jeong-A;
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The definition of digital poverty has not been changed since it was used at the first digital divide survey in 2000s. The objective of this study is to reexamine and redefine digital poverty targets of digital divide survey. This study examines the present state for the target of the digital divide survey focusing on Disabilities, Low-Income and Elders and then redefines digital poverty for them. The results suggest to reexamine 15 types of disabilities by the revised the Disabled Welfare Law as digital divide targets, rather than limiting to physical, brain, hearing and visual disabilities. For the low-income target, people on the second-to-the bottom income bracket as well as those on basic welfare should be included as the target of low-income people for digital poverty. The age of the elder target for digital poverty should be adjusted to sixty-five or more in the era of aging population.
Digital Divide;Digital Poverty;Digital Divide Survey;Disabled;Low-Income;Elders;
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