Abstract - The Information Society 31(4)


Digital Divide and Caste in Rural Pakistan

Ahsan Abdullah

This study examined how caste influences adoption of information and communication technologies.  It entailed a survey of 2750 farmers, who were interviewed in-person, in rural Punjab (Pakistan) and two different methods for data analysis – data mining and indices based statistical analysis.  The analysis shows digital divides at the caste level. Furthermore, it shows that old and new technologies diffuse differently among castes.


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