COVID-19 and Remote Work

A May 29 paper (lead Erik Brynjolfsson) reports, “Of those employed pre-COVID-19, we find that about half are now working from home, including 35.2% who report they were commuting and recently switched to working from home.” And: “We find that the share of people switching to remote work can be predicted by the incidence of COVID-19 and that younger people were more likely to switch to remote work.” It’ll be really interesting to see how many of those new work-at-homers go back to the office once the pandemic cools off.

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