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The Short-Run Impacts of Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Legislation

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  • Ahn, Thomas
  • Yelowitz, Aaron

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In 2012, Connecticut became the first state to enact paid sick leave legislation. Using a difference-in-differences framework, we find the law had modest but negative effects on the labor market, particularly on the likelihood of working in the past week.

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  • Ahn, Thomas & Yelowitz, Aaron, 2014. "The Short-Run Impacts of Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Legislation," MPRA Paper 57885, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Kevin Callison & Michael F. Pesko, 2016. "The Effect of Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Laws on Labor Market Outcomes, Health Care Utilization, and Health Behaviors," Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles 16-265, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
    2. Pichler, Stefan & Ziebarth, Nicolas R., 2017. "The pros and cons of sick pay schemes: Testing for contagious presenteeism and noncontagious absenteeism behavior," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 156(C), pages 14-33.
    3. Pichler, Stefan & Ziebarth, Nicolas R., 2016. "Labor Market Effects of US Sick Pay Mandates," IZA Discussion Papers 9867, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
    4. repec:eee:labeco:v:51:y:2018:i:c:p:227-246 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Paid sick leave; Mandated benefits; Difference-in-differences; Fringe benefits; Employment;

    JEL classification:

    • H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • J33 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Compensation Packages; Payment Methods
    • J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy

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