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The digital divide: A look at inequality in the internet age

A person holds an Apple iPhone 7. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
A person holds an Apple iPhone 7. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The internet, and always being connected, is a hallmark of prestigious white-collar jobs. But all kinds of blue-collar work increasingly require that same level of connectivity.

Throw in inflation and expensive iPhones, and you’ve got all the makings of a precarious digital divide.

Julia Ticona is an assistant professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and she joins host Celeste Headlee to discuss.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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