How’s life in the digital age in Lithuania?

Overall, Lithuania’s exposure to the risks of the digital transformation is relatively high compared to the degree to which it reaps the benefits. In general, Lithuania’s exposure to the digital transformation remains limited, with relatively low levels of Internet access and internet use. The share of households with broadband Internet access remains well below the OECD average at 75%, although this is a substantial increase with respect to the 2005 level. Lithuania’s performance in digital skills is low compared to other OECD countries: only 17% of adults score at an intermediate level in the PIAAC problem-solving test. At the same time, people in Lithuania are exposed to some key risks. The share of jobs at risk of automation is the second highest in the OECD at an estimated 42%. In addition, Lithuania has a higher share of children reporting to be the victim of cyberbullying than any other OECD country. In other dimensions such as work-life balance, the digital transformation has had relatively little impact compared to other countries: both opportunities from teleworking and risks of worries about working associated with computer-based jobs are limited.

Figure 4.21. The digital well-being wheel in Lithuania

Note: This wheel depicts Lithuania’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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