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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2020, 2(12); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2020.021215.

Impact of Digital Exclusion on Migrant Workers under the Covid-19 Pandemic


Yijie Zhou1, Leike Huang2, Chenrui Yang3

Corresponding Author:
Yijie Zhou

1 Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China

2 The London School of Economics and Political Science, London WC2A 2AE, Britain

3 Gold Apple School, Shanghai 200120, China


This paper seeks to comprehensively investigate the extent to which digital exclusion has exacerbated the negative impact on migrant workers amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic in financial and health aspects. The findings suggest that the digital divide has indeed exacerbated the negative impact on migrant workers in terms of financial loss and access to information. Nonetheless, in terms of health impacts, the relatively high infection rate among migrant workers is predominantly due to their other socio-economic conditions and the role of government rather than the digital divide.


Migrant worker, Digital divide, Covid-19

Cite This Paper

Yijie Zhou, Leike Huang, Chenrui Yang. Impact of Digital Exclusion on Migrant Workers under the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 12: 97-103. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2020.021215.


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