Which workers bear the burden of social distancing policies?

    • Occupations that score low in terms of the¬† work-from-home measure feature workers that by all measures are economically more vulnerable.
    • Workers in these occupations are less likely to be white (in the US) or to have a college degree, which relates to the fact that they are more likely to be below median income.
    • They are more likely to work in smaller firms, which are on average less financially robust and so less likely to suffer from the financial effects of the crisis.
    • The age of workers across¬† high- and low- work-from-home occupations does not systematically differ.
    • Individuals in occupations that score highly in terms of work-from-home are more likely to be women, but this is also true for occupations that have high physical-proximity.