Prospects for poor neighborhoods in the broadband era: Neighborhood-level influences on technology use at work

David Kaplan, Karen Mossberger

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Abstract

This research explores the role of place in Internet use at work, investigating the role that neighborhood context may play in opportunities to gain technology skills and access to relatively better paying jobs. Examining both individual and neighborhood attributes, the authors carry out a comprehensive survey of individuals within three distinct cities in Northeast Ohio combined with a methodology that allows generation of location-specific contextual information. Together, these data are modeled in a series of logistic regressions that compare the importance of both individual and contextual attributes. The findings demonstrate that individual characteristics, especially job type, education, and income, are strongly related to workplace Internet use and that neighborhood unemployment is associated with lower probabilities of technology use at work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-105
Number of pages11
JournalEconomic Development Quarterly
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • community development
  • labor force issues
  • technology policy

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  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Development
  • Urban Studies

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Prospects for poor neighborhoods in the broadband era : Neighborhood-level influences on technology use at work. / Kaplan, David; Mossberger, Karen.

In: Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 1, 02.2012, p. 95-105.

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