Factors of digital inclusion among women: Revisiting India and extending to Chile and Australia for additional analysis

Kim Thompson, Anindita Paul

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Abstract

Digital technology plays an important role in women’s everyday lives. Various factors determine adoption, use, and enjoyment of digital technology by women. Our 2016 Library Quarterly article introduced a qualitative look at women’s adoption and use of digital technologies. The current article is a continuation of the previous study, wherein we interview women in Chile and Australia to compare factors on women’s acceptance of digital technologies for everyday life use identified with the India data. We reflect on the role digital technology plays in women’s everyday lives in these three countries and what cultural factors determine adoption, use, and enjoyment of digital technology, including: digital literacy factors, everyday life factors, professional use factors, time factors, social networking factors, and privacy and security factors. We add two factors to our existing model of digital inclusion: physical access factors and device dependency factors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-188
Number of pages16
JournalThe Library Quarterly
Volume90
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

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