01 April 2020


The WageIndicator Foundation has launched a continuous global online survey ‘Living and Working in Corona Times’. The purpose of the survey is to discover what makes the Coronavirus lockdown easier (or tougher) for citizens across 110 countries, and to guage the effect of COVID-19 on jobs, lives and states of mind. The results are shown in maps and graphs which are updated on a daily basis and curated in 40 languages.

The following are examples of questions posed to survey-and-interviewees:

  • Is your work affected by the Corona crisis?
  • Are precautionary measures taken at your workplace?
  • Do you have to work from home?
  • Has your workload increased/decreased?
  • Have you lost your job/work/assignments?


Early results reveal an enormous impact on work in general. In the Netherlands for instance, a country severely hit, 95 percent of survey participants state that their work is being impacted by the crisis. 

Read the full news article on the WageIndicator website.

For the list of participating countries, check this overview: Living and Working in Times of the Coronavirus Locate your country, do the survey and find the results!

Project page and team: Coronavirus Work & Life in Maps and Graphs - updated daily

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WageIndicator in SSHOC

WageIndicator is part of the SSHOC project community. CLARIN - Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure, hosts the WageIndicator research infrastructure. WageInidcator is a non-profit foundation, which aims to share and compare wages and labour law on a global scale through its national websites in 140 countries with millions of web visitors. WageIndicator’s web visitors are invited to complete the survey on Living and Working in Corona Times. The survey reaches out to all people in working age, contracted, self-employed and unemployed alike.

For the survey questions, WageIndicator has used vocabularies concerning occupation and region, that have been developed on behalf of SSHOC and its predecessors. SSHOC partner CUNI - Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Charles University, in the Czech Republic will apply its translation tool to provide English translations of the comments the survey respondents made.


Take part in the survey!