Le competenze digitali dei lavoratori anziani in Italia

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Daniele Zaccaria, Emanuela Sala, Chiara Respi
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/3
Language Italian Pages 17 P. 9-25 File size 454 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2022-003002
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Digital skills play a key role in a labour market characterised by a growing spread of ICT technologies. In this context, particular attention must be paid to older workers who are usual-ly less inclined to use them. The aim of this study is to investigate the digital skills of Italian older workers, with a specific focus on their professional characteristics. To pursue this goal, we used the 2019 data from the Multipurpose Survey "Aspects of Daily Life"!. We found that digital skills, specifically the more complex ones, decrease as people age. We also found a positive association between the level of digital skills and skilled non-manual professions and the industry sector. The results highlight the importance of investing in the quality of human capital to avoid some older workers being excluded from the ongoing digitalisation process.

Keywords: older workers; digital skills; ICT; professions; productive sectors; digital divide

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Daniele Zaccaria, Emanuela Sala, Chiara Respi, Le competenze digitali dei lavoratori anziani in Italia in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 3/2022, pp 9-25, DOI: 10.3280/SES2022-003002