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Youth inequalities in digital interactions and well-being

Helsper, Ellen and Smirnova, Svetlana (2019) Youth inequalities in digital interactions and well-being. In: Burns, Tracey and Gottschalk, Francesca, (eds.) Educating 21st Century Children: Emotional Well-being in the Digital Age. Educational Research and Innovation. OECD Publishing, Paris, FR, 163 - 184. ISBN 9789264563087

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Identification Number: 10.1787/d0dd54a9-en

Abstract

This chapter focuses on examining disparities of digital outcomes against the backdrop of social inequalities. In particular, it explores how information and communications technology (ICT) access, skills and uses relate to different socio-cultural and well-being outcomes. Well-being is referred to widely in research and public discourse though its definition and components are debated. In this chapter, it is used to describe the positive outcomes related to civic and social participation and leisure pursuits. Inequalities for young people are examined from all socio-economic backgrounds but highlight the experiences of the most disadvantaged – young people not in employment, education, or training (NEET). This chapter is of interest to those who seek to better understand how the digitisation of everyday life might exacerbate existing patterns of disadvantage as well as those looking for ways to ameliorate inequalities.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © 2019 OECD
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2019 10:21
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2020 00:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102194

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