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CARIDAD SEBASTIAN, Mercedes  and  AYUSO GARCIA, Maria Dolores. Status of the gender digital divide and inclusion measures in Spain. Investig. bibl [online]. 2011, vol.25, n.55, pp.227-252. ISSN 2448-8321.

This research establishes, in a global economic and social context, the importance of ICT development, and the remarkable differences in access, use, insight and skills, as a result of other social gaps, such as the gender gap we focused on in our study. The statistical data on the Information Society in EU 15 and EU 27 in Spain are examined with an indication of gender. Finally, the general policy and legislative measures undertaken by governments to prevent inequalities, that is, exclusion, are revised. We also examine the specific plans for gender digital inclusion that take place in the Spanish Autonomous Communities and which of these are more beneficial and more suitable to the needs that are demanded. We conclude that the digital divide of gender is deeper in the categories of advanced and very advanced users, that use software tools skillfully, and in the need to review the indicators.

Keywords : Information Society; Gender digital divide; Inclusion measures in Spain; E-inclusion plans in Spanish Autonomous Communities; Gender digital divide in Spain; Inclusion actions in the EU.

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