How’s life in the digital age in Slovakia?

Compared to other OECD countries, Slovakia’s exposure to the opportunities and risks of the digital transformation is mixed. At 64.4%, Slovakia’s share of jobs at risk of automation is the highest across all OECD countries. At the same time, Slovakia benefits more from a decrease in extended job strain associated with computer-based jobs than any other OECD country, potentially because of reduced physical demands. In most other areas, however, Slovakia report below average scores, meaning that it is protected from risks but also reaps relatively few opportunities. People in Slovakia are less engaged online in the political and social spheres, with only 7% of people expressing political opinions online. At the same time, important risks in the areas of digital security and governance and civic engagement are relatively contained. Online consumption and health information sought online are slightly above the OECD average. In terms of access to the Internet, which is now at 81.3%, Slovakia has experienced enormous gains from 23.0% in 2005. The use, variety of use and inequality of use of the Internet is at average levels of OECD countries, and associated life satisfaction gains are moderate.

Figure 4.29. The digital well-being wheel in Slovakia

Note: This wheel depicts Slovakia’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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