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Age Differences with Working from Home and COVID-19 Hardships

The Sample Landscape

In this installment of The Sample Landscape, EMI explores some of the societal changes occurring due to COVID-19, particularly how those changes differ by age.

Stay At Home

We first looked at the current “Stay At Home” order in place in much of the country. The vast majority of respondents are following the “stay at home” order. However, you can see that the older the respondent is, the more likely they are following the “stay at home” order.

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Working From Home

We also found that the younger a respondent is, the more likely they are to be working from home more than usual. The 75+ age category is the only category that saw more respondents working from home the same amount as previously, which makes sense as a large portion of this age group may no longer be in the workforce.

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Hardships

The data also found that the older a respondent is, the less likely they are to have family members that have experienced hardships in the past month. Respondents age 18-34 were the most likely to know family members that have been laid off, with just over a third indicating this.

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If you missed any earlier installments of our COVID-19 blogs or The Sample Landscape, you can find links to them below:

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