Covid geographies of home and work: privileged (im)mobilities?

David McCollum*

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Abstract

For hundreds of millions of people globally, the covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally re-ordered the relationship between where one resides and where one’s paid work is done. Much ink has justifiably been spilled on the nature, drivers and consequences of these novel geographies of home and work. This analysis, drawing on the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), seeks to generate novel insights into the socially and spatially uneven experiences of work related mobilities during this crisis. The findings illustrate significant differences in the characteristics and circumstances of those who did and did not get to work from home during the peak of the pandemic. These distinct cleavages, it is argued, are emblematic of deeper entrenched inequalities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-99
Number of pages18
JournalPeople, Place and Policy
Volume17
Issue number2
Early online date5 Oct 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2023

Keywords

  • Covid-19
  • Inequality
  • Mobility
  • UK Household Longitudinal Study
  • Working from home

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