Research

Understanding Work from Home 
by Deepa Mani & Shekhar Tomar

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the subsequent work-from-home imperatives and lockdowns have led to significant economic disruptions around the world. As several millions of workers across diverse sectors are asked to self-quarantine, an understanding of the impact of this shift and mitigation strategies becomes critical. The insights from prior studies on the impact of work from home arrangements do not extend to the current context since these arrangements were mostly limited to a select group of workers and/or organizations and were often self-selected.

Above excerpt taken from a media publication. This is an ongoing study.


The Impact of COVID-19 on Workforce Disruption
by Deepa Mani & Shekhar Tomar

Two indices (Work From Home and Human Proximity) were mapped, district-wise and industry-wise, to determine the impact of the current lockdown. In this district-level measure, researchers find that cities had a higher potential for work from home, with many services based from here. Also, some urban districts were found more amenable to work from home. This study also found interesting variations within a district. In the case of Delhi, northeast Delhi was found to be facing much higher disruption compared to south Delhi.

Above excerpt taken from a media publication. This is an ongoing study.