Caste, Gender Inequality in the Internet World – What Does the Digital Inequality Study Say?

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61% of men in India own mobile phones. However, according to a 2022 report by voluntary organization Oxfam India, only 31% of women own a mobile phone.

The report states that digital inequality exists in India on the basis of gender, caste, economy and living space.

The report released on Monday said that access to digital technologies is predominantly in the hands of men and the urban, upper-caste and upper class.

“Eight percent of the general category owns a computer or laptop. But only 1% of Scheduled Tribes and 2% of Scheduled Castes have them.


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