Faculty Advisor

Stapleton, Patricia

Abstract

This project examined which demographic sub-populations in the U.S. and E.U. are less likely to engage with informational technology. “Digital immigrants” experience disadvantages (a digital divide), though not uniformly, resulting in equity issues. Research on the variation in digital immigrants’ experiences is limited. Through a linear regression analysis of existing data, this study contributes an enhanced definition of the typical digital immigrant in both regions, and it describes future research for informing policies designed to bridge the digital divide.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2019

Major

Society, Technology and Policy

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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