November 2007

Digital divide in Asia

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One can get statistics (Table 1) related to Internet usage in some of the Asian countries. Internet penetration (as a percentage of population) is 5.3% in India, which is lower than that compared to Japan (68.0 %), Vietnam (20.3 %), and Malaysia (52.7 %). Digital divide is determined by many factors including household income, level of education, gender-based discrimination, etc.




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