Digital Poverty – What does it mean? Roxana Barrantes
Motivation Could the needs be Design of poor pro- defined in term of what market policies must others have (digital divide) begin with the or from a set of minimum understanding of the requirements (unsatisfiedneeds they should address needs)?
Digitalization taken for grantedDigital Needs? Humans need information and communication That is what defines the human species
Masure given of the amount of information inIC & Digitalization are now the world by giving an considered sinonymus estimate of the bytes storaged in computers What about the information in the heads of elders or that of indigeneous populations?
Knowledge Creativity can be considered a personal feature, Built uponSocieties need it whereas creativity & to succeed information information comes from human interaction – society
Information DigitalizationVery costly Inexpensive makes it to create to distribute even cheaper
Information is unequally distributed in society Not everybody satisfies theirinformation needs
Define information and One can talk communication about those poverty, its excluded from connection to relevant poverty reducinginformation for policies and itstheir well-being contribution to development
•What role does access to information and communication throughStructural ICT play within the structural causes ofCauses of poverty? Poverty •The digital divide discussions focus on the actual gap but not on the causes.
Information and Communication Poverty IC poverty is a dimension Information not only a of poverty, but affects source of knowledge other dimensionsIt is a source of advancement It needs specifically designedof economic, social, political policies and cultural freedoms
• Deprivation of basic capabilities to participateIC Poverty in the information society. • Minimum capabilities define the IC poverty line • AssetsComponents • Information • Communication • LocalConstraints • Usage • Technological
Digital Poverty•Complementary approach, using economic demand theory•ICTs are demanded because what is needed is information and communication which are more difficult to measure and observe.
Connectivity ICT asCommunication economic goods Information
Digital Poverty Defined using concepts similar to Unsatisfied basic needs Criteria Available Age Education Functionality Infraestructure
Digital Poverty Functionality Human Capital Level Literacy (literacy /education level) Digitally Interaction: e-government/e- Wealthy business. Content Creation Internet Access- e-mail and Connected information user. Computer Age Use Radio and TV Access. Acces Digitally to Voice Communication Poor (Fixed or Mobile) Extremely No Access to media. Only Digitally Radio and TV Receptors Poor