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ICT USE GAP AMONG THE ELDERLY: EVIDENCE FROM THE EU COUNTRIES
ICT USE GAP AMONG THE ELDERLY: EVIDENCE FROM THE EU COUNTRIES

Author(s): Jovanka Damoska Sekuloska
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, Demography and human biology, Gerontology, ICT Information and Communications Technologies, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Ekonomski fakultet u Osijeku
Keywords: ICT usage; elderly people; online purchase; clustering analysis; heterogeneity;
Summary/Abstract: ICT is considered as one of the fundamental values and contribution to the digital economy. ICT use is becoming an increasingly crucial determinant for the old-age population to meet their demands for high-quality life and low-cost services. However, ICT use, including the employment of online purchase of the elderly population, varies widely among different EU-281 countries. This study aims to investigate Internet usage, especially in terms of online purchase behaviors among elderly Europeans aged 65 and older. Through clustering analysis, the aim of the paper is to identify the heterogeneity in Internet usage among the elderly population in the EU members. Results highlight the gap that exists in the level of online purchasing widely among EU countries.

  • Page Range: 271-286
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English