Digital divide and economic development: features country-specific differentiation

The article analyzes the relationship between the level of digitization and a number of indicators of socio-economic development. The features of digital inequality in the modern global economy are revealed. The interrelations between the level of digitalization and indicators characterizing the level of competitiveness, investment, quality of life, human development are revealed. It is concluded that in the context of the transition to the digital economy and the strengthening of the global innovation hypercompetition, the digital inequality between the leading countries and underdeveloped countries is increasing

Keywords: digital divide, digital economy, hypercompetition, economic development, indicators


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