Madrid during the COVID-19 lockdown: a pilot study on lifestyle, wellbeing and telework


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Sanchís, Raúl G. (2020) Madrid during the COVID-19 lockdown: a pilot study on lifestyle, wellbeing and telework. [ ICEI Papers COVID-19; nº 27, 2020, ]

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This paper is based on the Madrid Lifestyle Survey during the COVID19, a pilot online study carried out at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Such pilot study collected its first data since the week after the declaration of the State of Emergency in Spain, until the week before such measure was revoked. The survey consisted in two parts, one focused on socio-demographic and wellbeing data collection and the other focused on time use survey and both the use of electronic devices and internet. We shed some useful evidence on what actually happened in the Madrid households, illustrating the fact of daily activities specially focused on telework, watch TV/video, food related activities and supervising children, and with a negligible part of physical activities. Overall daily satisfaction is in line with latest estimates from the World Happiness Report for Spain, although anxiety levels seem to have been higher for women. Almost half of reported activities involved the use of electronic devices and/or internet. Based on these results and the proportion of daily telework activities, we suggest that -in the context of the new regulation under current debate in Spain concerning telework- a good compensating measure for teleworkers by employers would be to cover 43-50% of costs, per teleworked day, in internet/phone bills, electricity, heating and maybe other equipment non provided by employers.

Item Type:Working Paper or Technical Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Madrid Lifestyle; Socio-demographic data; Time use survey; Telework
Subjects:Medical sciences > Medicine > Communicable diseases
Social sciences > Economics > Labor
Series Name:ICEI Papers COVID-19
ID Code:63118
Deposited On:19 Nov 2020 10:44
Last Modified:19 Nov 2020 11:15

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