Person

Eszter Hargittai

Eszter Hargittai is Delaney Family Professor in the Communication Studies Department and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University where she heads the Web Use Project. She is also Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society where she spent the 2008-09 academic year in residence. In 2006-07, she was a Fellow at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University (2003) where she was a Wilson Scholar.
Journal article

Second-level digital divide: differences in people's online skills

Much of the existing literature on the digital divide - the differences between the "haves" and "have nots" regarding access to the Internet - limits its scope to a binary classification of technology use by only considering whether someone does or does not use the...
Working paper

From the 'digital divide' to 'digital inequality'

We contend that as Internet penetration increases, students of inequality of access to the new information technologies should shift their attention from the “digital divide” --- inequality between “haves” and “have-nots” differentiated by dichotomous measures of access to or use of the new technologies ---...