Measuring the share of workers in work-from-home and those in close personal proximity occupations in a developing country

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Measuring the share of workers in work-from-home and those in close personal proximity occupations in a developing country

The COVID-19 pandemic and its social distancing measures have brought unprecedented socio-economic challenges worldwide. One of the most urgent questions is how the labour force will be affected by the pandemic. The answer to this question will have considerable impact on the countries’ productivity, poverty and unemployment rates, etc. Consequently, the measurement of jobs which can be performed without increasing the risk of contagion has become a priority in the world. Given rich sources of information such as the Occupational information network (O*NET), more advanced countries such as the United States (U.S.) have started to estimate the number of jobs that can be performed at home (teleworkable jobs) or are at higher risk of contagion because their tasks involve close proximity with others (Dingel and Neiman, 2020; Mongey et al., 2020).

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6 julio, 2020

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coronavirus distancing
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