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This is how Americans are spending the time they saved on the commute

Workers spent an average of 54 minutes per day commuting to and from work before the pandemic. Image: REUTERS/Mike Segar

Nicholas Bloom

Professor of Economics, School of Humanities and Sciences Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Steven Davis

William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution


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Share of respondents working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Image: VoxEU
How are Americans allocating the time they save by not commuting? Image: VoxEU
How do demographic groups spending commute time saved differently? Image: VoxEU
By whether living with children. Image: VoxEU
Average weekly work hours before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, among those working from home in August 2020. Image: VoxEU

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