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Information and communication technologies as a factor of social inequality
Abstract.This article examines the questions associated with the problems of social inequality. The scientific progress alongside the advancement of information and communication technologies is currently accompanied by the emergence of the new virtual social environments, which in many cases encourage the levelling of the existing types of social inequality. At the same time, different access opportunities to such technologies for various social groups is the source of appearance of the new types of social inequality. The work analyzes the most common factors: limits of physical assess to the information and communication technologies; differences of information and communication competencies of the users; physiological nuances of a person; information threats. Methodological foundation includes the system-structural method that represents a sequence of actions of establishing the structural links between the variables or elements of the explored system. For conducting the analysis were applied the secondary data of the results of the national and foreign sociological research, official documents of the state programs of the Russian Federation. The authors proposed the mechanisms for levelling the factors that lead to emergence of the new types of social inequality, as well as analyze the actions of the Russian Federation in this regard.
Keywords: disabled people, the Internet, electronic device, virtual social environments, information and communication technologies, the reasons of social inequality, social groups, social inequality, information and communication competences, information threats
Article was received:25-02-2018
This article written in Russian. You can find full text of article in Russian here .