This report is focussed on examining factors that relate to older people’s use of digital technologies. It concentrates on those aged 50 or older, and examines within this group how age, gender, socioeconomic position and where people live influences:
- access to the internet
- frequency of internet use
- where they use the internet
- types of devices they use
- what they use the internet for
It begins with a review of existing literature and then moves on to analyse data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) (Steptoe et al. 2013).