Smoke-free laws and employee turnover

Eric C Thompson, Ellen J. Hahn, Glenn Blomquist, John Garen, Don Mullineaux, Nola Ogunro, Mary K. Rayens

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Abstract

This study examines how smoke-free laws influence turnover among restaurant workers. The study uses a unique data set of payroll records of a franchisee of a national full-service restaurant chain operating 23 restaurants in the state of Arizona, a state where several communities have adopted smoke-free laws. Municipal smoke-free laws did not, on average, have a statistically significant effect on the probability of employee separation in the years after implementation. These results suggest that training costs associated with employee turnover would not rise for full-service restaurants in municipalities that adopt smoke-free laws. (JEL I18, J63)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-359
Number of pages9
JournalContemporary Economic Policy
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

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Thompson, E. C., Hahn, E. J., Blomquist, G., Garen, J., Mullineaux, D., Ogunro, N., & Rayens, M. K. (2008). Smoke-free laws and employee turnover. Contemporary Economic Policy, 26(3), 351-359. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7287.2007.00091.x

Smoke-free laws and employee turnover. / Thompson, Eric C; Hahn, Ellen J.; Blomquist, Glenn; Garen, John; Mullineaux, Don; Ogunro, Nola; Rayens, Mary K.

In: Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.07.2008, p. 351-359.

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Thompson, EC, Hahn, EJ, Blomquist, G, Garen, J, Mullineaux, D, Ogunro, N & Rayens, MK 2008, 'Smoke-free laws and employee turnover', Contemporary Economic Policy, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 351-359. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7287.2007.00091.x
Thompson EC, Hahn EJ, Blomquist G, Garen J, Mullineaux D, Ogunro N et al. Smoke-free laws and employee turnover. Contemporary Economic Policy. 2008 Jul 1;26(3):351-359. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7287.2007.00091.x
Thompson, Eric C ; Hahn, Ellen J. ; Blomquist, Glenn ; Garen, John ; Mullineaux, Don ; Ogunro, Nola ; Rayens, Mary K. / Smoke-free laws and employee turnover. In: Contemporary Economic Policy. 2008 ; Vol. 26, No. 3. pp. 351-359.
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