The Digital Divide
10 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2001
The new economy is sometimes seen as the herald for a truly borderless world, where everyone can profit from the blessings of the internet regardless of his or her geographical location. However, since the internet requires substantial prerequisites concerning technical infrastructure and human capital, some worry that the developing countries will be left behind. This contribution addresses the fear of a growing "technological apartheid" between the industrialized and the developing countries and looks at policies to overcome the digital divide.
Keywords: Developing Countries, New Economy, E-Commerce, Information Age, Technological Apartheid
JEL Classification: F02, O19, O3
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