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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Ekaterina Nikiforova
Digital Inequality in Russia: Constructing a Typology of Internet Users Based on the Criteria of Social Stratification
Sociology
(Bachelor’s programme)
2017
The present study is intended to enrich our knowledge about the phenomenon of ‘digital inequalities’. Specifically, this article examines the relationship between social background and digital engagement among Russian internet audience. The paper aims to develop a typology of Russian internet users given the stratification criteria using the data from RLMS. The main results obtained through the cluster analysis, classification trees and discriminant analysis imply a classification of Russian internet users and methodological recommendations of choosing an optimal method. These findings will allow to outline a theoretical background for further research and to formulate guidelines for the content creation in the internet.

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