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Journal of technology management & innovation

versión On-line ISSN 0718-2724

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SANCHEZ GALVIS, Martha. Implicaciones de Género en la Sociedad de la Información: Un Análisis desde los Determinantes de Uso de Internet en Chile y México. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation [online]. 2010, vol.5, n.1, pp.108-126. ISSN 0718-2724.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242010000100009.

This document presents the gender differences in Internet use for some Latin American countries and, through an empirical exercise, validates these differences, as well as the gender interaction with the determinants of Internet use. For this purpose, a model of interaction effects is applied to Mexico and Chile, with the income as one of the key determinants in the use of Internet. The main findings suggest that the positive effect of the income on the probability of use of Internet is greater for men than for women. This is one of the first papers that show the status of gender indicators and Internet use in the region. Additionally, this is the first empirical validation of gender gaps given by using models based on information from ICT households' surveys of Mexico and Chile. Thus, based on findings on the gender implications in Internet use, we raised the discussion to public policy guidelines for the region.

Palabras clave : gender; digital divide; internet diffusion; interaction terms; Latin America.

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