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Assessing E-Readiness and the Human Development & Technology Index

Assessing E-Readiness and the Human Development & Technology Index

This study, Assessing Indiana's E-Readiness in the Development of the Digital Society, seeks to bridge the gaps in research on the relationship between broadband accessibility and human development by assessing the e-readiness of Indiana counties.

In the companion piece, Human Development & Technology in US Counties, the authors expand the scope of their previous research using the Human Development & Technology Index (HDTI) to assess geographic trends in the access to and the quality of broadband technology across all US counties. This work includes considerations for policy makers.

See also: The Human Development Index of Indiana Counties: A Policy Perspective (2015)

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Tags: economic development, placemaking, workforce and human capital, technology and automation, media and communications

Authors: Srikant Devaraj, Sushil Sharma, Emily J. Wornell, Michael J. Hicks