How’s life in the digital age in Greece?

The digital transformation entails more risks than benefits in Greece, relative to other OECD countries. Internet access and use, as well as the variety of activities that people use the Internet for is low compared to other countries. At the same time, the level of inequality of uses of the Internet is among the highest of OECD countries. In the job market, information industries do not add significantly to employment, and many jobs are at risk of automation relative to OECD countries. However, due to the low share of computer-based jobs, few people report worries about work outside of work hours. Digital skills of the adult population are among the lowest in the OECD, and students in Greece have access to fewer digital resources at schools, but only 4% of students report experiencing cyberbullying, the lowest rate in the OECD. While people in Greece do not use the Internet much for consumption, e-government, or job search, they do report comparatively high exposure to disinformation online.

Figure 4.12. The digital well-being wheel in Greece

Note: This wheel depicts Greece’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.


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