Gender, income and education widen digital divide rates in Morocco, survey finds

A study conducted by the Arab Barometer confirmed that digital inequalities in Morocco and in many Arab countries remain «persistent».

This week, the Arab Barometer published a study on the digital divide and disparity when accessing internet in 12 Arab countries, stressing that inequalities in this region remain «persistent».

The independent, non-partisan research network, which has been conducting opinion polls in the Middle East and North Africa since 2006, has reported that internet usage rates vary widely between different population groups.

Women, senior citizens, and those with the least education and lower incomes are less likely to use the Internet than men, young people and those with more education and wealth.

The report points out that disparities in internet usage rates across population groups or across socio-economic divisions could actually deepen inequalities and contribute to a worrying digital divide.

The digital divide is defined as the gap between groups in society «with regard to their access to information and communication technologies and their use of the Internet»…


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