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Older People and New Technologies

Raban, Y and Brynin, M (2012) 'Older People and New Technologies.' In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9780195312805, 0195312805

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Abstract

© 2006 by Oxford University Press, Inc. All rights reserved. This chapter examines the social distribution of diffusion, concentrating on differences in information and communication technologies (ICTs) use that are dependent on age. Although adoption of new technologies declines with age, and 'technophobic' attitudes increase, there is considerable variation within age groups. People should not dismiss the older population as being technologically illiterate. In fact, the key distinction determining use or non-use is not age itself but resources. Older people tend to be poorer. In addition to the effects of age itself, their relative lack of resources determines their use of the new information technologies.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
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Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2014 14:09
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 18:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9583

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