Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

West Coast Poverty Center Seminar: Immediate Impacts of the City of Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance

Posted: 10/31/2016 (Local Events)

CSDE Affiliate Mark Long will answer questions and discuss possible implications of Seattle’s Minimum-Wage legislation.

Abstract: This paper uses administrative records from the State of Washington’s Employment Security Department to estimate the short-run impact of Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance on the number and hours worked in low-wage jobs, and the effects on wage, employment, hours, and earnings of Seattle workers who were earning low wages at the time of passage. We provide estimates for the impacts through the end of 2015, which was nine months after the ordinance went into effect on April 1, 2015, and during a period in which the minimum wage was increased from $9.47 (as set by the state of Washington) to $11 (as set by the City of Seattle).

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Date: 11/07/2016

Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM PT

Location: University of Washington, School of Social Work 305A

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