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Adopting Telework. The causal impact of working from home on subjective wellbeing.

Abstract

We study the impact of work from home on subjective wellbeing during the Covid period, where self-selection of individuals into telework is ruled out, at least part of the time, by stay-at-home orders. We use a difference-in-difference approach with two-way fixed-effects and identify the specific impact of switching to telecommuting, separately from any other confounding factor. In particular, our identification strategy avoids the influence of inter-personal heterogeneity by exploiting the multiple entries into telework, by the same individuals, at different times. On average over the period, switching to work from home -especially full-time, worsens mental health. We also distinguish a positive but imprecisely measured impact of part-time telework on life satisfaction. However, this hides a dynamic evolution, whereby the initial deterioration gives place to an adaptation process after a couple of months. We also uncover a particularly pronounced fall in subjective wellbeing of women with children’s subjective, especially in the first months; this could be associated with home-schooling.
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halshs-03455306 , version 1 (29-11-2021)
halshs-03455306 , version 2 (18-08-2022)

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Guillaume Gueguen, Claudia Senik. Adopting Telework. The causal impact of working from home on subjective wellbeing.. 2022. ⟨halshs-03455306v2⟩
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