Unlocked Potential: Work-from-Home Job Postings in 20 OECD Countries
AbstractStarting from over 1.2 billion job postings, we construct and make publicly available a novel dataset on postings advertising work from home (WFH) in 20 countries and 55 occupational categories from January 2019 to September 2022. We document three stylized facts. First, in the average country, WFH surged during the pandemic but declined only marginally as the pandemic receded. Second, across countries, increases in WFH were more pronounced where mobility restrictions were more severe. Third, across occupations, the shift toward WFH was concentrated in occupations where WFH was technically and organizationally feasible even before the pandemic.
CitationAdrjan, Pawel, Gabriele Ciminelli, Alexandre Judes, Michael Koelle, Cyrille Schwellnus, and Tara Sinclair. 2023. "Unlocked Potential: Work-from-Home Job Postings in 20 OECD Countries." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 113: 604-08. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20231014
- I12 Health Behavior
- I18 Health: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
- J22 Time Allocation and Labor Supply
- M54 Personnel Economics: Labor Management