The paper describes some aspects of the digitalization of rural areas, the consideration of which allows generally assessing the level of digital transformation of a modern village, identifying the main problems of this process especially in the context of professional identity of youth. The analysis of official statistics showed that there is still a digital gap between the city and the village, the backlog of rural areas in the level of digitalization, which is a certain restriction, a negative factor for the professional identity of rural youth in the new innovative economic system. The sociological study made it possible to assess the modern state of professional identity of rural youth from the point of view of the influence of the environmental (settlement) factor. The comparison of data on the level of digital literacy and activity of rural and urban youth showed a lower level of students from rural areas in terms of their modern competencies necessary for effective professional identity and self-realization in the digital economy of the future. The paper also studies the measures taken by federal and local authorities to close the digital gap between the city and the village, create a modern digital environment designed to improve the quality of life of the rural population, create conditions for improving information literacy and develop modern competencies among rural youth. It is noted that the modernization of socio-cultural and information and communication infrastructure creates the necessary conditions for improving the quality of human capital in the village.
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31 March 2022
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Gefner, O. V., Skosyreva, N. D., Vasyukova, M. V., & Zinich, A. V. (2022). Digitalization Of Rural Territories Of Omsk Region And Professional Identity Of Youth. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 1106-1114). European Publisher. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2022.03.132