DP14611 Which jobs are done from home? Evidence from the American Time Use Survey

Author(s): Lena Hensvik, Thomas Le Barbanchon, Roland Rathelot
Publication Date: April 2020
Keyword(s): COVID, home-working, remote work, time-use
JEL(s): J22
Programme Areas: Labour Economics
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Which jobs are more likely to be affected by mobility restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic? This paper uses American Time Use Survey data to measure the share of the work hours that are spent at home for different job categories. We compute and provide home-working shares by occupation (US census classification, SOC and international ISCO classification), and by industry (US census classification, NAICS and international ISIC classification).