Applied Micro Seminar: Nicolas Ziebarth
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:00 AM
112 Eggers Hall
Mandated Sick Pay: Coverage,
Utilization, and Welfare Effects. This paper presentation evaluates the labor
market effects of sick pay mandates in the United States. Using the National
Compensation Survey and difference-in-differences models, we estimate their
impact on coverage rates, sick leave use, labor costs, and non-mandated fringe
benefits. Sick pay mandates increase coverage significantly by 13 percentage
points from a baseline level of 66 percent. Newly covered employees take two
additional sick days per year. We find little evidence that mandating sick pay
crowds-out other non-mandated fringe benefits. We then develop a model of
optimal sick pay provision along with a welfare analysis.
Sponsored by the Economics Department.
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