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Working at Home: Statistical Evidence for Seven Key Hypotheses

Felstead, Alan, Jewson, Nick, Phizacklea, Annie and Walters, Sally 2001. Working at Home: Statistical Evidence for Seven Key Hypotheses. Work, Employment and Society 15 (2) , pp. 215-231. 10.1177/09500170122118922

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It is frequently suggested that working at home will be the future of work for many people in the UK and that trends in this direction are already well underway. This paper examines these claims by analysing data from the Labour Force Survey which has, at various times, asked questions about the location of work. Seven key hypotheses are identified, including issues surrounding the extent and growth of working at home, reliance on information and communication technology, prevalence of low pay, average pay rates, gender issues, ethnic minority participation and household composition. The results paint a variegated and complex picture which suggests that those who work at home do not comprise a homogeneous group. The paper in particular highlights differences between non-manual and manual workers, and those who work mainly, partially and sometimes at home.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 0950-0170
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:49

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