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Economics Speaker Series: Discrimination in Tipping: Disentangling Customer and Employer Discrimination Using State Variation in the Tipped Minimum Wage
November 25, 2022 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
The Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science invites you to attend a talk by Dr. Janice Compton.
Employees who receive part of their compensation as tips may be subject to a type of discrimination that is not regulated or prohibited. This discrimination can affect the composition of employment in tipped vs. non-tipped employment.
Although case study surveys of customers and tipped employees suggest that discrimination in tipping exists and may lead to discrimination in hiring, no large-scale empirical analysis has been undertaken on this topic.
Dr. Compton will discuss how they identify patterns of gender and racial hiring across U.S. States that are consistent with customer discrimination in tipping behavior.