How’s life in the digital age in the Czech Republic?

Relative to other OECD countries, the performance of the Czech Republic is characterised by low risks but also low opportunities. The access to Internet has improved substantially over the past decade, and is now above the OECD average at 83.2%. However, there is a comparatively high level of inequality of uses, meaning that while some groups make use of a large variety of Internet uses, the majority of the population makes use of only a few activities. The Czech Republic performs relatively poorly in terms of online job search with the lowest share of individuals having used the Internet for searching a job (5.4%). The country is exposed to the risks of digital transformation to a limited extent, although it has one of the highest rates of exposure to disinformation (36%) while the rate of people expressing political opinions online is the lowest among OECD countries. The share of people having followed courses online is also low, but the Czech Republic performs relatively well in digital resources at school, with 77.7% of students having access to Internet connected school computers.

Figure 4.6. The digital well-being wheel in the Czech Republic
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Note: This wheel depicts Czech Republic’s relative performance in terms of key opportunities and risks in the context of the digital transformation. The centre of the wheel corresponds to the lowest outcome observed across all OECD countries, while the outer circle corresponds to the highest outcome. For opportunities (in dark blue) longer bars indicate better outcomes, whereas for risks (in yellow), longer bars indicate worse outcomes. If data are missing for any given indicator, the relevant segment of the circle is shaded in white.

 StatLink http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933909312

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