How’s life in the digital age in Israel?

Unfortunately, data limitations prevent a comprehensive analysis of the opportunities and risks of the digital transformation in Israel. Available indicators suggest that Israel’s performance in opportunities and risks is relatively mixed. Israel stands out in employment in information industries, with the highest share recorded across the OECD. Despite this, the labour market returns to ICT tasks are very low. In addition, both Internet access and use of the Internet are slightly below the OECD average: 75% of households in Israel have a broadband Internet connection, compared to an average of 78%. In schools, too, the availability of digital resources is below the OECD average, with 55% of students reporting having access and using Internet connected school computers. Israel performs relatively well in the area of social connections, with 74% of people using online social networking sites, and less than average rates of children exposed to cyberbullying.

Figure 4.16. The digital well-being wheel in Israel

Note: This wheel depicts Israel’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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