The Post-pandemic Migration Shift? How Remote Work May Be Changing Where We Live

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of remote work, especially for high-skilled workers, leading to questions about its impact on internal migration patterns. In our latest blog, Darja Reuschke and Julie MacLeavy explore the link between remote working and migration. This blog is informed by the research presented in the book chapter ‘Reshaping the geography … Continue reading “The Post-pandemic Migration Shift? How Remote Work May Be Changing Where We Live”

Employment Inequalities of Working at Home

Darja Reuschke explores the geographical trends of homeworking, noting how it is geographically, occupationally and demographically uneven, and reinforces rather than reduces existing patterns of employment inequalities. The number of workers who mainly work at home in the UK has increased by 5.5 million between 2019-2023. This is almost entirely down to employees taking up this … Continue reading “Employment Inequalities of Working at Home”

Self-Employment in the West Midlands

Darja Reuschke looks at the impact the pandemic had on self-employment in Birmingham and the West Midlands. This article was written for the Birmingham Economic Review 2023. The review is produced by City-REDI / WMREDI, the University of Birmingham and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. It is an in-depth exploration of the economy of … Continue reading “Self-Employment in the West Midlands”

Meet Darja Reuschke, City-REDI’s New Associate Professor of Regional Economic Development

Darja discusses her research interests including work, employment, cities and regions. I am interested in interdisciplinary perspectives on work, employment, cities and regions. New forms and locations of work and businesses are a central focus of my research. I have investigated how housing markets, regional and local economic conditions, households and gender influence self-employment and … Continue reading “Meet Darja Reuschke, City-REDI’s New Associate Professor of Regional Economic Development”