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Working from home: occupations and performance, results from Hungary

In the world of strict measures against the pandemic including stay-at-home orders and lockdowns working from home is part of the solutions to keep the economy running. In this paper we construct a simple measure of working from home potential using Skills Panorama data and test its relevance on novel survey data from Hungary. Furthermore, we propose that even if working from home is possible, due to adverse factors it might not be the same in terms of performance as working under normal conditions. We present evidence from a sample of employees with tertiary education that this is indeed the case, highlighting the positive effect of previous remote work experience and the impact of changes is tasks to be done.

Lead investigator:

Bence Kiss-Dobronyi


Cambridge Econometrics

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Jobs, work, pay & benefits

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Online survey

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