Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223811
Authors: 
Ku, Hyejin
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13369
Abstract: 
We examine worker effort as a potential margin of adjustment to a minimum wage hike using unique data on piece rate workers who perform a homogenous task and whose individual output is rigorously recorded. By employing a difference-in-differences strategy that exploits the increase in Florida's minimum wage from $6.79 to $7.21 on January 1, 2009, and worker location on the pre-2009 productivity distribution, we provide evidence consistent with incumbent workers' positive effort responses.
Subjects: 
minimum wage
incentive
effort
labor productivity
JEL: 
J20
J38
M50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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