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Running the economy remotely : potential for working from home during and after COVID-19 / by Zechuan Deng, René Morissette and Derek Messacar.: CS45-28/1-2020-24E-PDF

"Physical distancing measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in a large number of Canadians working from home, many for the first time. This sudden transition in how the economy is operating raises questions about how many jobs can reasonably be performed from home. While working from home is a temporary response to the pandemic for many people, for others this transition might serve as the catalyst for a new way of doing business for years to come. To provide new insights into this important issue, this article estimates the number of jobs in Canada that can plausibly be performed from home under normal circumstances—the "telework capacity" of the economy—and compares that estimate with actual telework activity reported early into the pandemic. Then, it considers which types of jobs can be done from home, where they are located and who holds them."

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Publication information
Department/Agency Statistics Canada.
Title Running the economy remotely : potential for working from home during and after COVID-19 / by Zechuan Deng, René Morissette and Derek Messacar.
Series title StatCan COVID-19 : data to insights for a better Canada
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Faire tourner l'économie à distance : le potentiel du travail à domicile pendant et après la COVID-19.
"Release date: May 28, 2020."
Issued also in HTML format.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information [Ottawa] : Statistics Canada = Statistique Canada, 2020.
©2020
Author / Contributor Deng, Zechuan,author.
Morissette, R. (René), 1959-author.
Messacar, Derek,author.
Description 1 online resource (5 unnumbered pages) : colour illustration.
Catalogue number
  • CS45-28/1-2020-24E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number 45280001
Subject terms Telecommuting -- Canada -- Statistics.
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Economic aspects -- Canada.
Epidemics -- Economic aspects -- Canada.
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