Diversifying Effect of Digital Competence

DOI 10.7160/aol.2020.120101
No 1/2020, March
pp. 3-13

Csordás, A. (2020) “Diversifying Effect of Digital Competence", AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 3-13. ISSN 1804-1930. DOI 10.7160/aol.2020.120101.


Information and communication technology determines not only the development of companies but also the development of nations. Among other things, with the usage of eGovernment, the administrations can put „digitally pressure“ on their citizens which can lead to the appreciation of the role of digital competence. Based on data from the European Statistical Office, the digital competences of the EU Member States were examined between 2015 and 2017. A significant relationship was found between the level of digital knowledge and the level of unemployment. There is a strong positive correlation between the levels of digital competence and corporates training. In the clustering of countries, three distinct groups were created. The underdeveloped, developing and developed countries differed not only in the number of digitally educated people but also in the distribution of the digitally qualified groups.


ICT, EU, unemployment, training.


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