November 24, 2019
Maori among digitally excluded
New research has found Māori are among the least digitally included in society.
Other groups tagged in Motu Economic and Public Policy Research’s Digital Inclusion and Wellbeing report include people in social housing, people with disabilities, Pasifika, people living in larger country towns, people over 75, the unemployed, and people not actively seeking work.
Nearly one in three people living in social housing can’t access the internet.
That compares with an overall inclusion rate of 91 percent in 2017.
Ann-Marie Cavanagh, the deputy government chief digital officer, says digital exclusion creates inequality in society, increases social and financial disadvantage and affects personal wellbeing and the economy.
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