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Title: Working from home in European countries before and during the COVID-19 pandemic
Author: Jerbashian, Vahagn
Vilalta-Bufí, Montserrat
Keywords: Teletreball
Pandèmia de COVID-19, 2020-
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat d'Economia i Empresa
Series/Report no: [WP E-Eco22/427]
Abstract: We use data from the EU Labour Force Survey for 8 countries and document the levels of working from home in the sample countries, industries, and occupations in the 2011-2019 period and its changes in 2020, the year when the COVID-19 pandemic started. We show that there are significant differences in working from home across countries, industries, and occupations and that working from home has increased almost everywhere in the 2011-2019 period and more significantly in 2020. Countries that had the lowest levels of working from home in 2019 enacted the most stringent stay-home and workplace closure policies and experienced the largest growth rates in working from home in 2020. Finally, we compute a measure of working from home capacity for the sample countries using the observed working from home levels.
It is part of: UB Economics – Working Papers, 2022, E22/427
Appears in Collections:UB Economics – Working Papers [ERE]

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