The short-run impacts of Connecticut’s paid sick leave legislation

Thomas Ahn, Aaron Yelowitz

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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 labour market, particularly on the likelihood of working in the past week.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1267-1272
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - Oct 13 2015

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  • difference-in-differences
  • employment
  • fringe benefits
  • mandated benefits
  • paid sick leave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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