Telework and Time Use in the United States

62 Pages Posted: 23 May 2020

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Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia

U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Division of Productivity Research & Program Development

Victoria Vernon

State University of New York - Empire State College

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Abstract

Remote work is rapidly increasing in the United States. Using data on full-time wage and salary workers from the 2017–2018 American Time Use Survey Leave and Job Flexibilities Module, this paper examines the characteristics of teleworkers, the effects of teleworking on wages, and differences in time-use patterns between office and work-at-home workdays. We find that some teleworkers earn a wage premium, but it varies by occupation, gender, parental status, and teleworking intensity. Teleworkers also spend less time on commuting and grooming activities but more time on leisure and household production activities and more time with family on work-at-home days.

Keywords: working from home, telework, telecommuting, commuting, home-based work, alternative work arrangements, work-life balance, time use, wages

JEL Classification: J22, J31, D13

Suggested Citation

Pabilonia, Sabrina Wulff and Vernon, Victoria, Telework and Time Use in the United States. IZA Discussion Paper No. 13260, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3608509

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