Global Survey of Working Arrangements (G-SWA)

The Global Survey of Working Arrangements (G-SWA) is an occasional survey of individual workers across more than two dozen countries. The G-SWA collects data on outcomes, plans, desires and perceptions related to work from home (WFH) as well as data on demographics, earnings, commute times, and more.


To see the survey instrument for Wave 1, fielded in late July and early August 2021, click here. To see the survey instrument for Wave 2, fielded in late January and early February 2022, click here.


For more information about the survey and an analysis of the survey data, see:

– Our paper on “Working from Home Around the World” based on data collected in July/August 2021 and January/February 2022.

“Working From Home Around the Globe: 2023 Report” using data collected in April/May 2023.
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Interested researchers can access the anonymized microdata from the 2021 and 2022 waves by creating an account below.

When using our data please cite:

Aksoy, Cevat Giray, Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Mathias Dolls and Pablo Zarate, 2022. “Working from Home Around the World,” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.

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