Apart from gender, the report also paints a worrying picture of inequality in access to digital tools and services across classifications such as caste, wealth and education. The report analyzed household survey data from the Center for Monitoring the Indian Economy from January 2018 to December 2021, and also used secondary analysis from the National Sample Survey. The Oxform report paints a worrying picture of inequality in access to digital tools and services, not only on the basis of gender but also on the basis of caste, economic status and education. The report analyzed household survey data from January 2018 to December 2021 by the Center for Monitoring India Economy. Along with this, National Sample Survey has also been used for secondary analysis.
Tech News Desk – 61% of men and 31% of women in India own a mobile phone. Oxfam India has claimed this in its report on Digital Divide. Oxfam India has given this information in its report quoting the research of Private Thinking Tech Center for Monitoring Indian Economy. In this report, information has been given about women using mobile phones in India. This report shows that mobile phones can play an important role in providing information, empowerment and health services to women. The report of Oxfam India is titled “India Inequality Report 2022: Digital Divide” (Inequality Report 2022 in India: Digital Divide). It has been told in this report that only one third of women in India are internet users. According to this report, 33 percent less women use mobile internet than men in India. The report noted that women use very few digital services on low-cost phones, which are generally based on voice and SMS.