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Anderson, Ben (2007) Time to play: combining time-use surveys and census data to estimate small area distributions of potentially ICT mediated leisure. In: Internet Research 8, October 17th, 2007, Vancouver, Canada.

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There is an acknowledged need for a more locally oriented analysis of access to and usage of ‘information society’ services which can differentiate between patterns across relatively small geographical areas and which can support analysis of the local, individual and national factors that may be causing social, economic and digital exclusion. There is however a paucity of data and methods that can support this need. This paper reports preliminary results from the development of a method to estimate patterns of internet uptake and media time-use at small area levels (2001 Lower Layer Super Output Areas) using spatial microsimulation. The paper describes the method and provides a number of results for the Eastern region of England based on the 2000 Office for National Statistics Time-Use Survey. The paper discusses the reliability of the results, their potential value to policy makers and commercial strategists and indicates directions for future research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: time use, spatial microsimulation, small area
Subjects: Social studies > Sociology > Sociology not elsewhere classified > Sociology of Science and Technology
Social studies > Human and Social Geography > Human and Social Geography by topic > Economic Geography
Depositing User: Dr Ben Anderson
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2008 18:26
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2010 14:26
URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/168

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