Inside monopsony: A mixed methods approach to understanding how labor standards shape employment practices in the restaurant industry

Grant Type: academic

Grant Year: 2014

Grant Amount: $14,000

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This research will look at how regional variations in labor market regulations influence the types of businesses that locate in those regions, and the employment practices of those businesses. The analysis will focus on San Francisco, which has relatively comprehensive locally enforced labor standards, and the North Carolina Research Triangle, which lacks strong labor standards. This research project seeks to understand how locally-enacted labor standards that aim to reduce inequality reshape the structure of work in low-wage industries, with a specific focus on the restaurant industry.

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