Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2003

Source Publication

Journal of Economic Psychology

Source ISSN

0167-4870

Abstract

The author examines the issue of digital divide from a demographic perspective. The influence of gender, age, education, and income on the likelihood to purchase over the Internet is empirically examined. Hypotheses are framed in the context of psychological correlates of the demographic variables. Findings show that these variables significantly influence the likelihood to purchase over the Internet and can be used to profile, segment, and target markets and develop public policies to bridge the digital divide.

Comments

Originally published in Journal of Economic Psychology, Volume 24, No. 3 (June 2003), DOI.