Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223885
Authors: 
Kalenkoski, Charlene M.
Pabilonia, Sabrina Wulff
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13443
Abstract: 
This study examines the initial impact of COVID-19 shutdowns on the employment and hours of unincorporated self-employed workers using data from the Current Population Survey. Although the shutdowns decreased employment and hours for all groups, differential effects by gender, couple status, and parental status exist. Coupled women were less likely to be working than coupled men, while single women were more likely to be working than single men. However, fathers of school-age children who remained employed were working reduced hours compared to men without children. Remote work mitigated some of the negative effects on employment and hours.
Subjects: 
COVID-19
coronovirus
self-employment
entrepreneurship
gender
remote work
working from home
labor supply
child care
JEL: 
D1
J1
J16
J2
J23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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