Universitari@s en red: hábitos, dilemas y diferencias
This book explores the "digital divide" of inequality when it comes to accessing the Internet, driven primarily by socioeconomic factors. That first gap is now expanding into the so-called "second digital divide", which refers to criteria directly related to gender inequalities. The author provides a quantitative and qualitative analysis based on the university students computing habits. The quantitative analysis shows that men tend to use Internet technology services more frequently than women. As for the qualitative analysis, it shows that certain specific uses - chat, messenger or email - do not respond to predetermined gender dynamics or established historical patterns.
Paula Valle de Bethencourt has studied Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid. She has been visiting researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and at the University of Alicante. Currently, she is pursuing a postgraduate course in the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences in Mexico.
University Research Institute for Gender Studies (IUIEG)
Universidad de Alicante Carretera San Vicente s/n 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig Alicante (Spain)