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Working at home: statistical evidence for seven\ud key hypotheses

By Alan Felstead, Nick Jewson, Annie Phizacklea and Sally Walters


It is frequently suggested that working at home will be the future of work for many people in the UK and that trends in this direction are already well underway. This paper examines these claims by analysing data from the Labour Force Survey which has, at various times, asked questions about the location of work. Seven key hypotheses are\ud identified, including issues surrounding the extent and growth of working at home, reliance on information and communication technology,prevalence of low pay, average\ud pay rates, gender issues, ethnic minority participation and household composition. The results paint a variegated and complex picture which suggests that those who work at home\ud do not comprise a homogeneous group.The paper in particular highlights differences between non-manual and manual workers, and those who work mainly, partially and\ud sometimes at home

Topics: HD
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2001
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