Characteristics and Distribution of Teleworkable Jobs Based on Physical Working Conditions

재택근무가 가능한 일자리의 특성과 분포: 물리적 근로환경을 중심으로

  • Choi, Sungwoong (Research Institute of Creative Contents, Konkuk University)
  • 최성웅 (건국대학교 글로컬문화전략연구소)
  • Received : 2020.09.14
  • Published : 2020.09.30


As social distancing is implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there is an increasing number of workers participating in telework. This study aims to classify the feasibility of working at home for occupations and industries based on physical working conditions, and to analyze regional distribution of the teleworkable jobs. And the raw data of the Korea Working Conditions Survey is used to examine working environment and characteristics of jobs. The main findings show that 35% of jobs in South Korea can be done at home, and the occupations that are less amenable to work at home are closely related to the economically vulnerable workers who earn low wages. Furthermore, the regions that are heavily dependent on manufacturing for employment are likely to have a lower share of jobs that can be done at home due to the industrial structure and working conditions.


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