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Telework after the Pandemic

An analysis from the worker perspective

Marta Curull y Laia Maynou, Universitat de Barcelona; Lídia Farré, Universitat de Barcelona y IAE-CSIC
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The adoption of teleworking represents one of the most important changes (and challenges) in the organization of the daily routines of many workers since the outbreak of the pandemic. Three years after the first lockdown in March 2020, teleworking is still a common practice for a significant fraction of the workforce in Spain. The aim of this article is to summarize some stylized facts about workers’ perceptions regarding this alternative organizational mode of work. To this end, in May 2022 we conducted a survey on a sample of individuals aged 25 to 50 years old representative of the Spanish population. The survey allows us to provide insights about workers’ experiences regarding the possibility to work from home.
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       In May 2022, 36% of the workers in our sample teleworked at least one day per week. Working from home has a higher incidence among high-skilled workers (54%), those living with a partner (38%) and with dependent children (38%).
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       Both men and women agree that the improvement in the balance between personal and family life is the most valuable attribute of teleworking (88% of women and 86% of men).
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       The results of a discrete choice experiment suggest that workers are willing to forgo part of their wage to have the option to work from home.
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       Si bien el teletrabajo no afecta a la participación d[14:13] Cristina Rubio Pascual While telework does not affect women’s participation in home production, men who telework are more engaged in domestic and childrearing activities than those who do not work from home.
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