New insights from a multilevel approach to the regional digital divide in the European Union
Monica Răileanu Szeles
Telecommunications Policy, 2018, vol. 42, issue 6, 452-463
This paper contributes to the literature on digital divide by analysing regional- and country level determinants of the regional digital divide in the EU, based on panel data and using the multilevel analysis- the three level random slope model. The results indicate that only a mix of effective regional and national measures could mitigate the regional digital divide in the EU. Stimulating regional economic growth, increasing the tertiary education attainments, boosting R&D expenditure, and discouraging early leaving from education are regional- and national level policy measures that are found to successfully reduce the regional digital divide in the EU.
Keywords: Digital divide; Internet usage; E-commerce; Economic growth; Regional (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R11 O33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:telpol:v:42:y:2018:i:6:p:452-463
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.elsevier. ... /30471/bibliographic
Access Statistics for this article
Telecommunications Policy is currently edited by Erik Bohlin
More articles in Telecommunications Policy from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().