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Moving on up in the information society? A longitudinal analysis of the relationship between Internet use and social class mobility in Britain

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Many universal access policies are based on the assumption that the removal of the digital divide will enhance social mobility. But this assumption is not supported by the available evidence. Using four waves of longitudinal data from Britain we show that Internet use has a positive effect on social class mobility, while controlling for age, gender, education, health, and previous social class membership between 1997 and 2013. In doing so, we contribute to a wider discussion of the relationsh...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/01972243.2018.1497744

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
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Author
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0000-0002-2074-5486
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Education
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British Academy
Grant:
MD130003
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Information Society More from this journal
Volume:
34
Issue:
5
Pages:
316-327
Publication date:
2018-09-06
Acceptance date:
2018-06-21
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EISSN:
1087-6537
ISSN:
0197-2243
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pubs:907305
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uuid:762714c5-4eed-4f5b-8c8e-7d0127e5fa05
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pubs:907305
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907305
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2018-08-15

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