The potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on occupational status, work from home, and occupational mobility

  • Amit Kramer, Karen Z. Kramer
  • Journal of Vocational Behavior, May 2020, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2020.103442

The potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on occupational status, work from home, and mobility

What is it about?

In this essay, we focus on three occupationally-related domains that may be impacted by the pandemic. First, perceptions of the value and status of different occupations may change, resulting in both changes of occupational supply and demand (macro changes) and changes in the perceived calling and meaningfulness of different occupations (micro-changes). Second, the great “work from home experiment” may change occupational perspectives on working from home. Organizations and researchers may be able to better understand which occupational and individual characteristics are associated with work-from-home effectiveness and better designate occupational groups and individuals to working (or not working) from home. Third, we discuss the increased segmentation of the labor market which allocate workers to “good jobs” and “bad jobs” and the contribution of occupational segmentation to inequality.

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Karen Kramer and Dr Amit Kramer