Friday, February 12, 2021
Mark A Jamison (University of Florida), Peter Wang, The Influence of Broadband on People’s Mobility During Early Stages of COVID-19, SSRN:
We examine people’s tendencies to stay at home and go to traditional places of work during the early stages of the pandemic in the United States. We found no statistically significant impact of home broadband on people’s tendency to stay at home. We did find home broadband to have a small, but statistically significant negative impact on people’s tendency to go to their traditional workplaces. Age demographics, household income, college education, proportion of blue-collar jobs, and metropolitan status were more important factors in explaining people’s tendencies to stay in lockdown.