Race, Internet Usage, and E-Commerce

Review of Black Political Economy, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 7-22, Winter 2003

Posted: 7 Jul 2004

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Hiroshi Ono

Texas A&M University

Madeline Zavodny

University of North Florida; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Agnes Scott College

Abstract

The authors examine racial and ethnic differences in computer ownership and Internet usage using data from a survey conducted by the Nomura Research Institute in 2000. They focus on on-line shopping because few studies have examined racial and ethnic differences in e-commerce. The results indicate that blacks and Hispanics are less likely to own or use a computer than are non-Hispanic whites but are not less likely to shop on-line. Indeed, blacks appear to shop on-line more frequently and to spend more than non-Hispanic whites do.

Keywords: Internet, on-line shopping, e-commerce, race

JEL Classification: O33, L86, J15

Suggested Citation

Ono, Hiroshi and Zavodny, Madeline, Race, Internet Usage, and E-Commerce. Review of Black Political Economy, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 7-22, Winter 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=561981

Hiroshi Ono (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University ( email )

Department of Sociology
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United States
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Madeline Zavodny

University of North Florida ( email )

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Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645
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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Agnes Scott College ( email )

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