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Which Workers Bear the Burden of Social Distancing Policies?   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "The key public policy implemented during the Coronavirus pandemic is 'social distancing'. This has the economic consequence that many workers will be forced to work from home if feasible. Moreover, returning to work will likely occur more slowly for jobs that require a large degree of physical proximity to others. To the extent that workers vary systematically across these jobs, social distancing policies will have systematically different effects across individuals. Understanding how individuals vary across these occupations is therefore important for policy makers interested in formulating targeted worker assistance programs."

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Working Paper No. 2020-51
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2020-04-26
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Becker Friedman Institute
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Becker Friedman Institute: https://bfi.uchicago.edu/
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