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Digital inclusion and women’s health and well-being in rural communities

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posted on 13.12.2018, 09:24 by Sharon WaggSharon Wagg, Louise Cooke, Boyka SimeonovaBoyka Simeonova
This review explores the role of digital inclusion in women’s health and well-being in rural communities. This involves reviewing existing research that focuses on the information experiences of women, specifically those who were digitally excluded or limited users of the Internet, who have benefitted from the support of digital inclusion initiatives and technology. There is a global gender digital divide where more women than men often lack access to information and digital skills, particularly in rural areas. Digital inclusion initiatives are attempting to close this divide and to enable women to make informed decisions about their health and well-being and their families. The review also identifies that digital inclusion is a complex situation of enquiry; there is limited, fragmented research where the concepts of information literacy and digital inclusion have been brought together; and significant tensions and contradictions exist within digital inclusion practice. The review also highlights the opportunity for further research and theory development.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society

Pages

111-135

Citation

WAGG, S., COOKE, L. and SIMEONOVA, B., 2020. Digital inclusion and women’s health and well-being in rural communities. IN: Yates, S. and Rice, R.E. (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 111-135.

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This book chapter was accepted for publication in The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society and the definitive published version is available at https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-digital-technology-and-society-9780190932596. Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press.

Publication date

2020-08-31

Copyright date

2020

ISBN

9780190932596

Language

en

Editor(s)

Simeon Yates; Ronald E. Rice