(Un)Digital Poland: The Gap in the Digital Skills of Human Capital

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Katarzyna Śledziewska

Digital Economy Lab UW, Warsaw University, Poland

Renata Włoch

Digital Economy Lab UW, Warsaw University, Poland

Date Written: September 10, 2015

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to present data concerning the current gap in the digital competences of human capital in Poland in comparison to other EU countries. To this end we use data from the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) and Eurostat. The data show that computer and Internet skills amongst Poles are significantly lower than the skills of other Europeans, including those from other new EU member states. We argue that the gap in human digital skills is the major cause of the low level of digitalisation of the Polish economy as a whole, which may critically impair its development prospects in the context of the EU Digital Single Market.

Keywords: digitalisation, digital skills, human capital, digital economy

JEL Classification: O

Suggested Citation

Śledziewska, Katarzyna and Włoch, Renata, (Un)Digital Poland: The Gap in the Digital Skills of Human Capital (September 10, 2015). 2015 ENTRENOVA Conference Proceedings, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3281924

Katarzyna Śledziewska (Contact Author)

Digital Economy Lab UW, Warsaw University, Poland ( email )

Renata Włoch

Digital Economy Lab UW, Warsaw University, Poland ( email )

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