Gender Dimensions of Information Communication Technologies For Development

119 Pages Posted: 17 May 2011

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Arzak Khan

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Date Written: May 3, 2011

Abstract

Internet use and attitudes to Internet in Pakistan cities were surveyed by interviews in the three cities of Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. Clear differences between the sexes were observed. It is concluded that if the current trends remain prevalent where access to ICT is limited to an exclusive class and the majority of women remain unable to use it, then we will be unable to reap the benefits of ICTs for the social and economic development of women.

Keywords: ICT4D, Gender Digital Divide, Internet Usage, Pakistan, Women ICT

Suggested Citation

Khan, Arzak, Gender Dimensions of Information Communication Technologies For Development (May 3, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1829989 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1829989

Arzak Khan (Contact Author)

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