Digital skills are increasingly important for labour market outcomes and social participation. Do they also matter for academic performance? This paper investigates the effects of digital literacy on educational outcomes by merging data from the Italian National Assessment in secondary schools with an original data-set on performance tests of Internet skills for tenth-grade students. Our identification strategy relies on a rich set of individual, family, school and classroom control variables that are not commonly available in previous studies. The findings indicate that, overall, Internet skills have a positive impact on academic achievement. This effect is stronger for students with low academic performance or low family background. It is also stronger for students in technical or vocational schools.

Pagani, L., Argentin, G., Gui, M., & Stanca, L. (2016). The impact of digital skills on educational outcomes: evidence from performance tests. EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 42(2), 137-162 [10.1080/03055698.2016.1148588].

The impact of digital skills on educational outcomes: evidence from performance tests

PAGANI, LAURA
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Argentin, G;GUI, MARCO;STANCA, LUCA MATTEO
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2016

Abstract

Digital skills are increasingly important for labour market outcomes and social participation. Do they also matter for academic performance? This paper investigates the effects of digital literacy on educational outcomes by merging data from the Italian National Assessment in secondary schools with an original data-set on performance tests of Internet skills for tenth-grade students. Our identification strategy relies on a rich set of individual, family, school and classroom control variables that are not commonly available in previous studies. The findings indicate that, overall, Internet skills have a positive impact on academic achievement. This effect is stronger for students with low academic performance or low family background. It is also stronger for students in technical or vocational schools.
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academic achievement; digital divide; digital skills; Human capital; internet skills;
Human capital; Academic achievement; Digital skills; Internet skills; Digital divide
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Pagani, L., Argentin, G., Gui, M., & Stanca, L. (2016). The impact of digital skills on educational outcomes: evidence from performance tests. EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 42(2), 137-162 [10.1080/03055698.2016.1148588].
Pagani, L; Argentin, G; Gui, M; Stanca, L
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