Gender Heterogeneity in the Effect of Telework on Labor Market Outcomes during the COVID-19 Pandemic Hou, Jingbo Liang, Chen Chen, Pei-Yu Gu, Bin 2021-12-24T17:21:14Z 2021-12-24T17:21:14Z 2022-01-04
dc.description.abstract With the massive COVID-19 lockdown, teleworkability, i.e., the feasibility of telework, plays an important role in determining whether workers can maintain productivity and keep their jobs. However, the impact of teleworkability is likely to be heterogeneous, varying by worker characteristics, such as gender and childcare constraints. This study examines the heterogeneous impact of teleworkability on labor market outcomes (including unemployment, work absence, and layoff). Using stay-at-home order as a measure of labor market disruption, we find that teleworkability offsets the increase in unemployment due to the disruption of COVID-19 by 20%, that in work absence by 28%, and that in layoff by 26%. Specifically, the positive effect of teleworkability is i) stronger for females than males; ii) stronger for females with kids than their male counterparts as well as those without kids. Our study contributes to the emerging literature on gender inequality by underscoring the nuanced impact of teleworkability.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2022.072
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-5-7
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Distributed Collaboration and Telework in Organizations and Networks
dc.subject gender inequality
dc.subject labor market outcomes
dc.subject teleworkability
dc.title Gender Heterogeneity in the Effect of Telework on Labor Market Outcomes during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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