Washington Post: Working from home reveals another fault line in America’s racial and educational divide
Women on the Front Lines
The divide is stark within industries. About 60 percent of people who said they work in “management, business and financial operations” told the BLS that they could work from home. But fewer than 10 percent of workers said they could do so in categories described as “services,” “construction and extraction,” “installation, maintenance and repair,” “production” and “transportation and material moving.”
There are also divisions along race and class lines. Thirty-seven percent of Asian Americans and 30 percent of whites said they could work remotely. But only 20 percent of African Americans and 16 percent of Hispanics said they had that ability. Almost 52 percent of those with a college education or higher said they could work from home, but only 4 percent of those with less than a high school diploma said they could.