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ERIC Number: ED505605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Race, Internet Usage, and E-Commerce. Working Paper 2002-01
Ono, Hiroshi; Zavodny, Madeline
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
The authors examine racial and ethnic differences in computer ownership and Internet usage using data from a survey conducted by the Nomura Research Institute in 2000. They focus on on-line shopping because few studies have examined racial and ethnic differences in e-commerce. The results indicate that blacks and Hispanics are less likely to own or use a computer than are non-Hispanic whites but are not less likely to shop on-line. Indeed, blacks appear to shop on-line more frequently and to spend more than non-Hispanic whites do. (Determinants of Computer Ownership and Usage in August 2000 CPS; and Descriptive Statistics for Socioeconomic Characteristics in Nomura Data Set are appended. Contains 2 footnotes and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta