On 9 April 2020, Eurofound launched an e-survey targeted at the population over 18 years of age. The survey aimed to capture the immediate changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in regard to quality of life, well-being, work situation, work–life balance and level of teleworking during the lockdown. Respondents were recruited using online ‘snowball sampling’ methods and social media advertisements. This method consists of a primary data source nominating other potential data sources eligible to participate. While 39.4% of Europeans declared they did some work from home before the pandemic, a further 36.8% started working from home due to the Covid-19 measures. 28.5% have lost their job – whether temporarily or permanently. Half of all Europeans declared a reduction in hours worked
Share of population aged 18 and more, 2020
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