Which Jobs are Done from Home? Evidence from the American Time Use Survey

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Lena Hensvik

IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation

Thomas Le Barbanchon

Bocconi University

Roland Rathelot

University of Warwick

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Date Written: April 2020

Abstract

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).

Keywords: COVID, home-working, remote work, time-use

JEL Classification: J22

Suggested Citation

Hensvik, Lena and Le Barbanchon, Thomas and Rathelot, Roland, Which Jobs are Done from Home? Evidence from the American Time Use Survey (April 2020). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14611, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3594233

Lena Hensvik (Contact Author)

IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation ( email )

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Sweden

Thomas Le Barbanchon

Bocconi University ( email )

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Milan, MI 20136
Italy

Roland Rathelot

University of Warwick ( email )

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Coventry, CV4 8UW
United Kingdom

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