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Effects of COVID-19 on Telework and Commuting Behavior: Evidence from 3 Years of Panel Data

Reiffer, Anna 1; Magdolen, Miriam ORCID iD icon 1; Ecke, Lisa ORCID iD icon 1; Vortisch, Peter 1
1 Institut für Verkehrswesen (IFV), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract (englisch):

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced employers and employees to re-evaluate their attitudes toward telecommuting. This induced a change in the sheer number of people who have started to work from home (WFH). While previous studies highlight differences between telecommuters based on their level of telecommuting experience, these effects have not been studied in detail. This may limit the evaluation of implications for post-pandemic times and the transferability of models and predictions based on data collected during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study expands on previous findings by comparing the characteristics and behavior of those who have started to telecommute during the pandemic and those who had already telecommuted before. Furthermore, this study addresses the uncertainty that exists about whether the findings of studies conducted before the pandemic—for example about sociodemographic characteristics of telecommuters—still hold true, or if the pandemic induced a shift in telecommuters’ profiles. Telecommuters show differences when considering their previous experience in WFH. The results of this study suggest that the transition induced by the pandemic was more drastic for new telecommuters compared with experienced telecommuters. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000145950
Veröffentlicht am 09.05.2022
DOI: 10.1177/03611981221089938
Zitationen: 6
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Verkehrswesen (IFV)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0361-1981, 2169-4052
KITopen-ID: 1000145950
Erschienen in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board
Verlag SAGE Publications
Band 2677
Heft 4
Seiten 478–493
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 07.05.2022
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