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When Face-to-Face Interactions Become an Occupational Hazard : Jobs in the Time of COVID-19

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Avdiu, Besart
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Nayyar, Gaurav
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2020-05-14T20:32:08Z
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2020-05-14T20:32:08Z
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2020-05
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2021-11-28T06:09:33Z
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There is a crisis of demand brewing around the globe as social distancing becomes the norm to counter the COVID-19 outbreak. So, which parts of the economy are most in the line of fire? Looking at jobs that can be done at home or that require a high degree of face-to-face interactions with consumers can capture complementary but distinct mechanisms to assess this vulnerability. This paper uses data on 900 job titles from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database for the United States to demonstrate that there is substantial heterogeneity in vulnerability across industries, income groups, and gender. First, industries vary in whether they emphasize face-to-face interactions and home-based work and the two do not always go hand-in-hand. Second, occupations that are less amenable to home-based work are largely concentrated among the lower wage deciles. Third, a larger share of women's employment is accounted for by occupations that are intensive in face-to-face interactions.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/173701589222966874/When-Face-to-Face-Interactions-Become-an-Occupational-Hazard-Jobs-in-the-Time-of-COVID-19
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/33752
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 9240
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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CORONAVIRUS
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COVID-19
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FACE-TO-FACE INTERACTION
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HOME-BASED WORK
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OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD
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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
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INEQUALITY
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GENDER
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WORKPLACE CONDITIONS
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When Face-to-Face Interactions Become an Occupational Hazard
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Jobs in the Time of COVID-19
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Working Paper
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When Face-To-Face Interactions Become an Occupational Hazard: Jobs in the Time of COVID-19
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2020-05-11
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/173701589222966874/When-Face-to-Face-Interactions-Become-an-Occupational-Hazard-Jobs-in-the-Time-of-COVID-19
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yes
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10.1596/1813-9450-9240
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090224b087905a66_1_0
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32025998
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WPS9240
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/173701589222966874/pdf/When-Face-to-Face-Interactions-Become-an-Occupational-Hazard-Jobs-in-the-Time-of-COVID-19.pdf
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2532
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173701589222966874
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Gender :: Gender and Economics
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Industry :: Industrial Economics
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Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
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Social Protections and Labor :: Work & Working Conditions
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Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice

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