55 percent of older workers are not in jobs that support remote work
Low-paid workers, some vulnerable to COVID-19, return to the workplace as the economy opens up.
By Thomas McParland|June 15, 2020 at 11:45 AM
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The ability of workers to do their jobs from home during the COVID-19 pandemic is linked more to differences in earnings, education and gender than to age, according to a new analysis by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston University.
The brief, titled “Can Older Workers Work From Home,” found that roughly the same percentage of older Americans and young adults are able to work from home, as most workplaces across the country have been forced to close their doors as a result of the novel coronavirus’ spread.
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