Influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the distribution of teleworking in Bulgaria – social, occupational, and sectoral dimensions

  • 1 University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria


The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and the related containment measures had a significant influence on the Bulgarian labour market. Economic activities where it was difficult to apply flexible regimes of work allowing the physical absence of the employee from the location of production or service provision were hit particularly high. Therefore, it is interesting from the research point of view to analyse the influence of the COVID-19 pandemics on the changes in the distribution of the remote work not only with a view of its coverage and frequency of application, but mainly in terms of its social, occupational, and sectoral characteristics. Such an analysis would contribute to better understating of the readiness of the Bulgarian labour market to implement the flexible regimes of work mediated by information and communication technologies. The analysis is based on the 10th round of the European Social Survey for Bulgaria.



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