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Responding to an increased minimum wage: A mixed methods study of child care businesses during the implementation of Seattle's minimum wage ordinance

Resource Type: Reports & Papers
Author(s): Otten, Jennifer J.; Getts, Katherine; Althauser, Anne; Buszkiewicz, James; Jardim, Ekaterina; Hill, Heather D.; Romich, Jennifer; Allard, Scott W.;
Date Issued: 2018
Description: In this article, we examine the impact of Seattle's $15 minimum wage on the local child care sector. Our mixed methods study answers two key research questions: How is Seattle's minimum wage ordinance affecting wages paid in the child care sector? Given these changes in wages, how does it appear that child care centers are responding to rising labor costs? To answer these questions, we analyzed three datasets: (1) state administrative data on approximately 200 Seattle-based child care businesses from 2014 to 2016; (2) an employer survey conducted annually from 2015 to 2017 of 41 child care centers impacted by the policy; and (3) in-depth interviews of 15 Seattle child care center directors. (author abstract)
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Funder(s): Laura and John Arnold Foundation ; Seattle (Wash.) ; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.)
Journal Title: Social Work & Society
Volume Number: 16
Issue Number: 1
Page Range: 1-22
Topics: Child Care & Early Education Providers/Organizations

Child Care & Early Education Provider Workforce > Wages, Compensation & Benefits
Country: United States
States: WASHINGTON
ISSN: 1613-8953 Online
Peer Reviewed: yes
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