Measuring telework in the COVID-19 pandemic

Citation:

OECD (2021). Measuring telework in the COVID-19 pandemic. OECD Digital Economy Papers, No. 314. Paris: OECD Publishing. Retrieved July 24, 2021 from https://doi.org/10.1787/0a76109f-en

Work data:

ISSN: 2079-4797

Type of work: Report

Categories:

Economics

Tags:

telework

Abstract:

The COVID-19 crisis created a sudden need for businesses and their employees to take up or increase working from home. By facilitating teleworking, digital technologies have been crucial in allowing economic activities to endure and in enabling a significant portion of individuals to continue earning income. This paper brings together information on how teleworking has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, it looks at which businesses and individuals have been able to leverage it to keep working. It also presents the definitions and survey vehicles underlying the statistics presented.