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The construction of social class measure in the age of information technology and it's impact on life opportunity

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2021-11-05 13:52:58

        Research on development management that have studied the basic elements of economic, social and information technology. That affecting the creation of social class scales, and study the effect of using information technology, access to information technology, personal characteristics, and social stratification on life opportunities. The researcher created a social class scale from the measure of property ownership, possession of assets and information technology, education, occupation, traditional socio-economic status. Socio-economic status with regard to the use and accessibility of information technology, access and use of information technology.

         Research has shown that education and occupation affect the use of all kinds of information technology. The property ownership score was correlated with the use of almost all types of information technology, except mobile phone and ATM card. Traditional economic and social class, gender and age were also positively correlated with the access and use of information technology. When the access and the use of technology are included in the modern class scale, it was found that the measure was correlated with life chances. Which shows that it is an accessible class and use information technology, they have better life opportunities than those who lack access to and use of information technology.

         Racism is not only for measuring the economic and social components, the importance of accessing and using information technology must also be taken into account. Due to the current class that arises from access to information technology. Therefore, there should be a study of various measures that suitable for the population with different background factors, to access and use of information technology. This will help reduce the problem of differences between classes in Thai society. This will create problems in the development of the country's economy, society, and politics at present and in the future.

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Title: The construction of social class measure in the age of information technology and it's impact on life opportunity

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