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Measuring competence in computer skills


  • Carlo Filippucci
  • Silvia Pacei



The increasing importance of ICT in a knowledge-based economy highlights the need for statistical information on its diffusion. In Italy, a few information is collected from sample surveys on firms, while no information on labor force capabilities is available. We carried out a sample survey on individual skills, focusing on the use of core computer applications. The aim is to suggest an instrument that could be integrated into current labour force surveys for improving statistics on human capital. The experiment was successful and results highlight practical knowledge of different computer applications is limited to some subsets of the population.

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  • Carlo Filippucci & Silvia Pacei, 2007. "Measuring competence in computer skills," Statistica, Department of Statistics, University of Bologna, vol. 67(1), pages 3-25.
  • Handle: RePEc:bot:rivsta:v:67:y:2007:i:1:p:3-25

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