Internet Diffusion and Social Inequalities in Greater China Region via Six Key Socioeconomic Indicators

Internet Diffusion and Social Inequalities in Greater China Region via Six Key Socioeconomic Indicators

Shaoyi He (Cal State University San Marcos, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/jvcsn.2009040104
OnDemand PDF Download:
$37.50

Abstract

This article investigates social inequalities associated with the Internet diffusion in various territories in the Greater China region, focusing on the six key socioeconomic indicators that reflect different aspects of social inequalities: gender, age, marriage, education, income, and occupation. First, the statistics of the Internet diffusion in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao are compared and contrasted to find out 1) the territorial differences among the major social inequalities caused by the Internet diffusion, and 2) the territories that have the highest or lowest social inequalities in the Greater China region. Then, a correlation is found among the key socioeconomic indicators in various territories in the Greater China region. Also, patterns of social inequalities associated with socioeconomic indicators were found in different territories in the Greater China region. Finally, based on the findings of this study, future research directions are outlined in the conclusion.

Complete Article List

Search this Journal:
Reset
Open Access Articles: Forthcoming
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2017): Forthcoming, Available for Pre-Order
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2016): 3 Released, 1 Forthcoming
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2010)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2009)
View Complete Journal Contents Listing