Statistics and Analytics: Digital Literacy Index
According to sociologists, today women’s digital literacy equals that of men
The study of the basic rate of digital literacy of Russians did not reveal any significant gender differences. This is the conclusion of the special project ‘Digital Literacy for the Economy of the Future’ conducted by the NAFI Research Centre specializing in the study of public opinion, analytics, and consulting. Data of the latest industry study will be presented at EAWF.
Surveying representative Russian adult population NAFI evaluated the basic set of knowledge, skills and attitudes that allow a person to effectively solve issues in the digital environment.
NAFI study found 53 points of digital literacy level for males vs. 50 points for females.
“It is widely believed that women know less of new technologies than men. However, according to the results of the study, 44% of women easily use modern technologies vs. 50% of men. Whereas it should be noted that women less than men tend to closely follow the latest innovations and keep up with information and computer technology trends. Every third (33%) man and every fourth (23%) woman heard about notorious crypto-currencies,” said Olga Dolgova, Research Centre’s PR director. According to the NAFI representative, the gap in the ability to use technological innovations is generally insignificant.
44% of women use modern technologies with ease vs. 50% of men.
NAFI participation in EAWF
The research centre NAFI is the organizer of an open discussion ‘Programmes and Institutions for the Development of Women’s Entrepreneurship’, which will be held on the opening day of the Eurasian Women’s Forum. The moderator of the discussion, Chief Executive Officer of NAFI Guzelia Imaeva, will talk with representatives of the state agencies, development institutions for small and medium businesses and successful women entrepreneurs about barriers and new opportunities for women to access business education, and the need to raise the level of digital literacy for economic advancement.
Tina Stankevich, Eurasian Women's Community Information Agency