Impact of Allowing Sunday Alcohol Sales in Georgia on Employment and Hours
31 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2015
Date Written: November 17, 2015
This paper uses differential timing across counties of the removal of restrictions on Sunday alcohol sales in the state of Georgia to determine whether the change had an impact on employment and hours in the beer, wine, & liquor retail sales industry. A triple-difference analysis finds significant increases in average weekly hours in the treated industry. Since there is no significant employment increase, it appears that employers adjusted to remaining open one additional day per week by increasing hours of existing employees, rather than by hiring additional workers.
JEL Classification: C21, J23, L89, L38
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