Exploring the Pattern between Education Attendance and Digital Development of Countries

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Abstract

There is a clear belief among academics and policy makers about the importance of ICT for sustainable development and welfare. Thus, all across the world, a variety of strategies to promote the digital development have been proposed and implemented by national and international authorities. Simultaneously, academics have been dedicating their efforts to understand what explains the international digital divide. Within the academia, one can find the education of the individuals as one of the most popular reasons for the digital divide across countries. We tasked ourselves with analyzing this last correlation between digital development and educational attendance of countries and, with data pertaining to 105 countries and we conclude that the correlation is significant and surprisingly high, emphasizing the role of educated individuals in ICT adoption at country level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCENTERIS 2014 - Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems / ProjMAN 2014 - International Conference on Project MANagement / HCIST 2014 - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies
Pages452-458
Number of pages7
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameProcedia Technology
Volume16
ISSN (Print)2212-0173

Keywords

  • digital divide
  • e-inclusion
  • Digital development
  • EDUCATION
  • Information Society
  • ICT adoption

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