Nuremberg Ressearch Seminar in Economics on 15 May 2024, LG 0.423

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You are invited to join the weekly Nuremberg Research Seminar in Economics on 15 May 2024, from 13.15 to 14.45 pm. The seminar will be held in room LG 0.423. Stefan Pichler (University of Groningen) will be talking about „Mandated Sick Pay:Coverage, Utilization, and Crowding-In”.

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Using the National Compensation Survey from 2009 to 2022 and difference-in-differences methods, we find that state-level sick pay mandates are effective in broadening access for U.S. workers. Increases in coverage reach 30ppt from a 63% baseline five years post-mandate. Mandates have more bite in jobs with low pre-mandate coverage. Further, mandates reduce inequality in access to paid sick leave substantially, both across and within firms. Covid-19 reinforced existing positive trends in coverage and take-up. Sick leave use increases linearly, whereas costs plateau after five years. Finally, we find crowding-in of non-mandated benefits which we label “job upscaling” by firms to differentiate jobs and attract labor.