Report highlights the link between digital exclusion and disadvantage
The Carnegie UK Trust has published a new report, Digital Participation and Social Justice in Scotland.
Having access to the internet is now an essential service. Indeed it is described by some as the ‘fourth utility’. But up to a fifth of UK households remain offline – and it is often those who could gain the most from internet access who are the least likely to be connected.
Digital Participation and Social Justice in Scotland examines the links between digital exclusion and other forms of social exclusion. It identifies who is most likely to be digitally excluded and draws on detailed statistical analysis, carried out by Ipsos MORI, to examine the key drivers of this exclusion – including working status, housing tenure, age, qualifications, active lifestyles and mental health.