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Sanchari Chandra
Ph.D. Scholar, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067, India

Chandra, Sanchari. "ACCEPTANCE OF THE ONLINE WORLD BY THE ELDERLY OF AN AGEING CITY IN INDIA: STUDY OF KOLKATA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 3492-3509, Accessed May 2019.
Chandra, S. (2019, May). ACCEPTANCE OF THE ONLINE WORLD BY THE ELDERLY OF AN AGEING CITY IN INDIA: STUDY OF KOLKATA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(5), 3492-3509. Retrieved from
Chandra, Sanchari. "ACCEPTANCE OF THE ONLINE WORLD BY THE ELDERLY OF AN AGEING CITY IN INDIA: STUDY OF KOLKATA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 5 (May 2019), 3492-3509. Accessed May, 2019.

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The world is gradually becoming digital in nature. The present study looks in the digital world acceptance by the elderly in the ageing city of Kolkata in India. The data is from primary survey held in the city. This study has tried to see how much the elderly there have become digitally literate. The results show mostly they use internet for using social media and using google search. The usage of online shopping or e banking is very low among the elderly of the city. The medium for accessing the internet is smartphones for majority of the elderly. Education level is found to have a significant influence on the elderly's online adaptation. In general the knowledge about computer was less among the surveyed elderly. Many elderly felt there should be some sort of elderly digital literacy programme to help their cohort to be digitally upgraded.