Digital Divide: Conceptual Discussions and Prospect

  • Mun-Cho Kim
  • Jong-Kil Kim
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2105)


This study begins to examine previous discussions and delineates major dimensions of digital divide. Next, the paper seeks to extend the concept of digital divide to the point to take those issues such as media accessibility, information mobilization and information consciousness into account when we explore ways to solve the problem of widening digital gap. Finally, A suggestion leading to “mature information-based welfare society” by enhancing the right to information access, right to information utilization and right to information reception is proposed.


Information Society Economic Power Digital Divide Internet Service Provider Information Receptiveness 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mun-Cho Kim
    • 1
  • Jong-Kil Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Korea University, College of Liberal ArtsSeoulKorea
  2. 2.College of Social SciencesDuksung Women’s UniversitySeoulKorea

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