Determinants of internet use in Spain

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dc.contributor.author Lera López, Fernando
dc.contributor.author Billón Currás, Margarita
dc.contributor.author Gil Izquierdo, María
dc.contributor.other UAM. Departamento de Estructura Económica y Economía del Desarrollo es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-20T16:05:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-20T16:05:35Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-01
dc.identifier.citation Economics of Innovation and New Technology 20.2 (2011): 127–152 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1043-8599
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10486/668613 en
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes the impact of a variety of socio‐economic, demographic and regional factors to explain Internet use and the frequency of use by individuals in Spain. We have employed binomial and ordered probit models with a Heckman’s two‐stage estimation procedure. This allows us to distinguish between different variables and explain both use and the intensity of use, respectively. Internet use is mainly associated with education, age, occupation, employment in service sector, nationality, urban areas and regional GDP per capita. In contrast, frequency of Internet usage is positively related to broadband connection, education, Internet skills, the ways through which Internet skills are acquired, gender, and population size. Knowledge of differences in the determinants of Internet use and its extent of use may help to specify the most suitable policies for each case. es_ES
dc.format.extent 27 pag.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.relation.ispartof Economics of Innovation and New Technology en_US
dc.rights © 2011 Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.subject.other Digital divide en_US
dc.subject.other Internet en_US
dc.subject.other Moulton en_US
dc.subject.other Spain en_US
dc.title Determinants of internet use in Spain en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.subject.eciencia Economía es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10438590903378017
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/10438590903378017
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 127
dc.identifier.publicationissue 2
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 152
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 20
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion en
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess en_US
dc.authorUAM Billón Currás, Margarita (260093)
dc.authorUAM Gil Izquierdo, María (261137)
dc.authorUAM Lera López , Fernando (269076)


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