Business Insider | May 3, 2020
A lot of people find themselves working from home during the novel coronavirus. However, not every job can be done remotely, and the number further varies by country.
A recent report by Jonathan I. Dingel and Brent Neiman from The University of Chicago analyzed the share of jobs that can be done at home in different countries. This builds off their previous research of which US cities have the highest share of occupations that can be done at home.
To find the percentage of jobs that can be done at home around the world, Dingel and Neiman mapped the Standard Occupational Classification system from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to the International Labour Organization’s International Standard Classification of Occupations. The researchers found these two codes didn’t always map to one unique code, so they adjusted by a weighted average for each country.