By / June 4, 2020

Figure 8 − Basic and above-basic digital skills by sex and age

Basic and above-basic digital skills by sex and age (%)

Basic and above-basic digital skills by sex and age (%)

Figure 8 gives some insights into the digital gap between men and women. The data confirm a significant difference in basic and above-basic digital skills among men and women in the 55-74 age group, which lags significantly behind the younger generations. However, the data for 16-24 year olds in many countries show that young women are more likely to master basic and above-basic digital skills. 24-54 year-old women in many cases have equal or even better scores than men. Since there is no prevalence of poor digital skills of girls and women in general, it seems the issue is rather a local problem of Member States and girls should not be stigmatised as performing poorly in digital environment.


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