During Christmas, I usually volunteer at the local shelter. I am extremely shy and introverted but working to be more outgoing.
In unprecedented times like the COVID-19 pandemic, when “social distancing” is a new normal, knowing jobs that can be performed from home is useful for policymakers and researchers. The available literature extensively uses United States (US) worker-based O*NET surveys to estimate jobs that can be performed from home (Baker 2020; Dingel and Neiman 2020; Koren and Peto 2020; Mongey and Weinberg 2020). Dingel and Neiman (2020) propose a methodology, based on O*NET surveys, to estimate jobs that can be performed from home for countries other than the US. However, estimates based on O*NET surveys cannot be generalised as the task content of the occupation may vary significantly in other countries (Dicarlo et al 2016; Lo Bello et al 2019; Saltiel 2019, 2020). Using the STEP (Skill Towards Employability and Productivity) surveys, Saltiel (2020) estimates workers who can work from home for 10 developing countries. In the case of unavailability of a reliable work from home index (WFHI), researchers have relied on