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CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars

Where does work belong anymore? The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on working in the UK

Abigail Marks (Newcastle University)

Wednesday 09 December 2020 13:00 - 14:00

This event will be held ONLINE.

This seminar will consider the reality of homebased working and the implications for work during a global pandemic and beyond. The seminar will present the findings from an UKRI-COVID-19 funded study reporting on a large-scale survey and panel interviews. The presentation will identify key challenges to homeworking in relation to flexibility, work intensification and socio-economic differences. Consideration of these areas highlights the potential pitfalls and challenges that are likely to persist as many organisations begin to plan for an increase in homebased working. It should be clear that some commentators have been too quick to celebrate the apparent successes of the sudden, unplanned move to intensive homebased working. Important differences in occupation, gender and other socio-economic factors have significant implications for the experience of homebased working for many employees and their co-residents.

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