Ph.D. Candidate at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
University of Washington
Hilary Wething is a Ph.D. candidate at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. She is interested in understanding the relationship between labor market policy, economic instability, and family and household well-being. One strand of her research uses quantitative methods to estimate how labor market policy affects workers’ economic instability through an examination of the Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance and the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance. A second strand of her research uses qualitative methods to understand how individuals perceive and understand public policy and how employment instability affects family and household well-being. Hilary has served as a research assistant with the UW Minimum Wage Study; her work with this team has been cited in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Seattle Times, and NPR. Wething earned her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and economics from Creighton University in 2011.