What is behind this income split? Simply put, working poor people have fewer options for staying at home.
Low-wage workers were six times less likely to be able to work from home, study found. While people with low incomes generally have a higher risk of contracting Covid-19, they also believed they were more likely to run out of money because of the pandemic.
Study found that essential workers, who held jobs like grocery store clerks and drugstore and convenience store workers, were more likely to earn family incomes of less than $ 40,000 than other workers who could do their jobs home.