Working from Home Around the Globe: 2023 Report
- English-speaking countries exhibit the highest working from home (WFH) levels around the globe (on average 1.4 days per week). WFH levels average 0.9 days per week in Latin American countries and South Africa, 0.8 days per week in European countries, and 0.7 days per week in Asian countries.
- A third of full-time workers in the G-SWA have a hybrid or fully remote working arrangement.
- Employees want to WFH about 1 day a week more than their employers plan for them.
- Regulations that raise WFH costs, or restrict the set of WFH options, limit the capacity of markets to satisfy these preferences.
How prevalent is remote work on a global scale? What are the prevailing modes of working arrangements at present? What are the foremost advantages of working from home and on employer's business premises? Is there a need for policy intervention? Our new Global Survey of Working Arrangements provides new insights to answer these questions.
Cevat Giray Aksoy, Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Mathias Dolls, Pablo Zarate: “Working from Home Around the Globe: 2023 Report,” EconPol Policy Brief 53, July 2023.