When information and services are offered online, the number of potential outcomes the internet has to offer increases. If individuals with higher social status are taking greater offline advantage from digital engagement than their lower status counterparts, existing offline inequalities could potentially be acerbated.
van Deursen, A. and Helsper, E. (2015), "The Third-Level Digital Divide: Who Benefits Most from Being Online?", Communication and Information Technologies Annual (Studies in Media and Communications, Vol. 10), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 29-52. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2050-206020150000010002Download as .RIS
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