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About seven times as many Americans are working from home since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. scyther5/Getty Images

Telework mostly benefits white, affluent Americans – and offers few climate benefits

Working from home has become the new norm for many during the pandemic. But it's an opportunity that divides along racial and economic lines – and isn't as beneficial to the environment as many believe.
Working from home isn’t an option for low-income employees and primarily benefits those who make more money — and save more money as a result. (Alizee Baudez/Unsplash)

Remote work worsens inequality by mostly helping high-income earners

The higher a person's salary, the most likely they are to be able to work from home; it's not an option for most low-income workers. Here's what governments can do to help encourage more remote work.
Essential workers expose themselves to the coronavirus every day. zoranm/Getty Images

Lead with empathy during the COVID-19 crisis

The coronavirus pandemic is a stressful time for everyone. Here are some ways employers can help their employees through this crisis.
Less than 30% of the workforce has the ability to work from home. Westend61/Getty Images

Telecommuting could curb the coronavirus epidemic

Two transportation scholars argue that telecommuting could play an important role in solving the coronavirus crisis.
Co-working spaces have become an innovative way to work away from a central office without necessarily being alone at home. (Shutterstock)

Co-working demystified: Behind the working world revolution

Co-working spaces have become popular since they were created in 2005, allowing self-employed workers to have a professional space outside an office and avoid isolation. But does it really work?

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