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Digital Divide in India and China: A Comparison


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Digital divide implies the gap among those who have access to digital technologies and those who do not have such access. The term assumes that such an access differential leads to social disparities owing to the differences in the benefit bestowed upon those who use this technology and those who do not use it. The term has gained significance as most nations around the world have started looking at this disparity as a hurdle to their overall economic progress. The rising disparities arising out of this phenomenon have been gaining attention world wide both amongst planners as well as critics.
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Mohammad Swalehin
Dept of Sociology and Social Work, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (UP), India

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Digital divide implies the gap among those who have access to digital technologies and those who do not have such access. The term assumes that such an access differential leads to social disparities owing to the differences in the benefit bestowed upon those who use this technology and those who do not use it. The term has gained significance as most nations around the world have started looking at this disparity as a hurdle to their overall economic progress. The rising disparities arising out of this phenomenon have been gaining attention world wide both amongst planners as well as critics.