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  • 1. SMOKE-FREE LAWS AND EMPLOYEE TURNOVER ERIC THOMPSON, ELLEN J. HAHN, GLENN BLOMQUIST, JOHN GAREN, DON MULLINEAUX, NOLA OGUNRO and MARY K. RAYENS* 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 signiflcant effect on the prob- ability 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 118, J63) I. INTRODUCTION aggregate level of industry activity, business While health and safety regulations are costs, and labor market behavior of workers. often set at the state and federal level, many This is particularly true of the bar and restau- local jurisdictions also have the power to enact rant industries, and other recreation and workplace regulations. In particular, there is entertainment industries, since business own- a growing trend toward local regulation of ers in these industries frequently choose to workplace smoking. Today, nearly 570 local allow smoking. municipalities and 21 states plus the District Health advocates support local smoking of Columbia have enacted 100% smoke-free ordinances as a public health strategy to laws in workplaces. Enacting the first local enhance the safety of workplaces.' But like "clean indoor air" laws in 1973, Arizona led all such safety regulations, including safety reg- the way among states. These local workplace ulations at construction sites, mines, or regulations have the potential to influence the manufacturing plants, smoke-free laws have potential to introduce economic inefficiencies. *The authors gratefully acknowledge comments pro- Free from safety regulation, workers may vided by two anonymous referees and the financial assis- choose to trade workplace safety for higher tance of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation wages or other desirable features of a job. Min- Substance Abuse Policy Research Program. imum safety standards cause some workers to Thompson: Associate Professor of Economics, Depart- accept something less than what they would ment of Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588. Phone402-472-3318, Fax 402-472- consider an optimal mix of safety, wages, 9700, E-mail and other employment features (Pakko, Halm: Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ken- 2005). One implication is that the introduction tucky, Lexington, K.Y 40506. Phone 859-257-2358, Fax 402-323-1057, E-mail of a smoke-free law may cause some workers to Blomquist: Pollard Endowed Professor of Economics, leave employment at bar and restaurant busi- Department of Economics, University of Kentucky, nesses in municipalities with smoke-free laws, Lexington, KY 40506. Phone 859-257-3924, Fax although the introduction also may encourage 402-323-1920, E-mail Garen: Gatton Endowed Professor of Economics, Depart- other workers to seek employment. ment of Economics University of Kentucky, Lexington, Recent literature has examined the influ- KY 40506. Phone 859-257-3581, Fax 402-323-1920, ence of smoke-free laws in terms of customer E-mail MuUineaux: duPont Endowed Chair in Banking and Pro- fessor of Finance, Department of Finance, University 1. Bar and restaurant workers' exposure to second- of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506. Phone 402-257- hand tobacco smoke is 1.5-4.4 times greater than that 2890, Fax 402-257-9688, E-mail of individuals living with smokers (Siegel, 1993). For evi- Ogunro: Graduate Student in Economics, University of dence that passive smoking causes coronary heart disease, Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506. Phone 859-552- lung cancer, and various respiratory ailments (see U.S. 9005, Fax 402-323-1920, E-mail Department of Health and Human Services, 2006; Law Rayens: Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Univer- and Wald, 2003; Wells, 1998). Passive smokers also expe- sity of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506. Phone 859- rience other health conditions including eye irritation, 323-1670, Fax 402-323-1057, E-mail mkrayens@ headaches, nasal symptoms, coughs, wheezing, and hoarseness (Wakefield et al., 2003). 351 Contemporary Economic Policy (ISSN 1074-3529) Vol. 26, No. 3, July 2008, 351-359 doi: 10.1111/j. 1465-7287.2007.00091 .x Online Early publication January 16, 2008 © 2008 Western Economic Association International
  • 2. 352 CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC POLICY demand to patronize businesses in the hospi- staff. The match between new workers and tality industry (Corsun, Young, and Enz, 1996; their employers develop in the smoke-free Glantz and Smith, 1997; Hyland, Cummings, environment, so that the smoke-free law does and Nauenberg, 1999; Pakko, 2005). Other not represent any shock to the match. The recent literature has measured private market employee separation rate in the long run could provision of smoke-free environments to be higher, lower, or no different for restau- accommodate consumer preferences and the rants in municipalities with smoke-free laws. differential effect of smoke-free laws on res- In this study we use a panel data set with taurant and bar profitability (Dunham and treatment and control groups to examine Mariow, 2000, 2003, 2004). The purpose of the influence of local smoke-free laws on this study was to examine how laws influence employee separations. A logistic regression employee turnover, which is a key determi- of employee separation was estimated using nant of operating cost for the industry. We data on employees of a franchiser of a national examine whether the likelihood of employee restaurant chain operating in the state of separation from a job at a full-service restau- Arizona over a 5-yr period. The chain operates rant is influenced by the introduction or full-service restaurants serving alcohol, with presence of a local smoke-free law, after con- seating for an average of 190 customers, trolling for other factors that influence and offering mid-price meals. Dunham and employee separation. Mariow (2000, 2003) note that the introduc- tion of smoke-free laws has a varying impact II. METHODOLOGY on different segments of the restaurant indus- try. Profitability is most impacted in restau- The likelihood of a worker separating from rants with more seating, a larger share of their job falls with tenure as workers learn sales from alcohol, and a larger share of seat- more about the rewards and conditions of ing in the smoking-allowed section but is not a particular job and employers learn more impacted by whether a restaurant is part of about the performance of workers (Bartel a chain or independent.^ The restaurants we and Borjas, 1977; Jovanovic, 1979; Viscusi, examine, with large seating capacity and alco- 1980). Personal characteristics such as educa- hol sales, have the characteristics of restau- tion, age, health, and sex further influence the rants likely to be impacted by smoke-free laws. likelihood of separation (Bartel and Borjas, The panel data set included payroll records 1977; Meitzen, Í986; Mincer and Jovanovic, available for 2-wk pay periods for employees 1981; Royalty, 1998). of 23 Arizona restaurants from April 1999 to The introduction of a smoke-free law also April 2004 (see Table 1), as well as employee could influence the match between an existing characteristics such as age, race, gender, and worker and their job. The law may represent occupation. Each 2-wk employee pay period a shock to the "match" for existing workers, served as a single observation. The restaurant leading to an increase in separation rates. franchiser allowed smoking at its restaurants While many workers may prefer to work in a smoke-free workplace, other job attributes in the absence of a municipal smoke-free law. such as earnings from tips also may change Ofthe 23 restaurants, 12 were located in munic- as a municipal smoke-free law is implemented. ipalities with a smoke-free law as of 2004. Pres- Dunham and Mariow (2003) note that restau- ence of a smoke-free ordinance was obtained rants negatively impacted by smoke-free laws from the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights are more likely to increase job responsibilities database ( and confirmed for their workers. Some existing workers may with the company management. flnd the new bundle of job attributes inferior Three of the restaurants opened smoke free to the previous arrangement. This is particu- (one in Tucson, one in Mesa, and one in Gil- larly true of any group workers, such as work- bert). The smoke-free ordinance in Mesa also ers who smoke, who may have found was implemented before April 1999, so that a smoking-allowed work environment to be our database for the Mesa restaurants only an amenity. contained observations for workers in the The long-run effects of smoke-free laws on period after the smoke-free law was in effect. employee separation rates are less clear, how- 2. Dunham and Mariow (2004) report that chain res- ever. Over the long run, there is turnover in taurants offered more space for nonsmoking seating.
  • 3. THOMPSON ET AL.: SMOKE-FREE LAWS AND EMPLOYEE TURNOVER 353 TABLE 1 Statistics for Arizona Restaurants Date When Community Location Opened County went Smoke Free Restaurants in communities with smoke-free laws as of 2004 Mesa, Arizona (1) December 1992 Maricopa July 1996 Mesa, Arizona (2) November 1992 Maricopa July 1996 Mesa, Arizona (3) June 1993 Maricopa July 1996 Mesa, Arizona (4) November 1998 Maricopa July 1996 Tempe, Arizona (1) June 1994 Maricopa May 2000 Tempe, Arizona (2) April 1997 Maricopa May 2000 Chandler, Arizona November 1997 Maricopa October 2003 Gilbert, Arizona May 2002 Maricopa May 2001 Tucson, Arizona (1) September 1991 Pima October 1999 Tucson, Arizona (2) May 1994 Pima October 1999 Tucson, Arizona (3) March 1997 Pima October 1999 Tucson, Arizona (4) January 2000 Pima October 1999 Restaurants in communities without smoke-free laws as of 2004 Phoenix, Arizona (1) December 1992 Maricopa No Phoenix, Arizona (2) May 1995 Maricopa No Phoenix, Arizona (3) October 1995 Maricopa No Pheonix, Arizona (4) June 2002 Maricopa No Peoria, Arizona September 1993 Maricopa No Scottsdale, Arizona December 1994 Maricopa No Prescott, Arizona February 1996 Yavapai No Glendale, Arizona August 1996 Maricopa No Goodyear, Arizona October 2000 Maricopa No Surprise, Arizona June 2001 Maricopa No Sierra Vista, Arizona September 2003 Cochise No Six remaining restaurants were in municipali- only after the restaurant's municipality imple- ties that were not smoke free in April 1999, but mented a smoke-free law.^ The control group then implemented a smoke-free law later in the analysis consisted of restaurant payroll either in October 1999 (Tucson), May 2000 records during any period when the restaurant (Tempe), or in October 2003 (Chandler). did not face a local smoke-free law, either Given the relatively short tenure of restaurant because the municipality where the restaurant workers (see Table 2), the 7 mo of preban data was located never had a smoke-free law or for workers in Tucson restaurants and 12 mo because the law was not yet in effect. There in Tempe are sufficient for preban and post- were 90,810 payroll records in the control ban comparisons of separation rates within group. restaurants. Age, gender, ethnicity, job tenure, occupa- The two treatment groups used in the anal- tion, and separation date were obtained from ysis included restaurant payroll records during company payroll system records. The payroll any period when a restaurant operated under database did not include data on other per- a local smoke-free law. Treatment Group I sonal characteristics of workers that could included 14,927 postban payroll records from influence employee separation rates, such as employees who worked at a restaurant both education level and marital status, or other before and after the municipality where the factors that could influence worker reaction restaurant was located implemented a smoke- free law. For these workers, the introduction of a smoke-free law represented a potential 3. Therefore, Treatment Group II included payroll "shock" to their work situation. Treatment records for employees ofthe three restaurants that opened smoke free, and employees of the nine restaurants in Group II included 69,966 payroll records Treatment Group I who started working there only after for employees who worked at a restaurant the restaurant became smoke free.
  • 4. 354 CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC POLICY TABLE 2 job tenure squared, and personal characteris- Summary Statistics tics (age, gender, and race/ethnicity), as well as a variable indicating the presence of a smoke- Standard free law. There also was a dummy variable for Variable Mean Deviation each restaurant to control for idiosyncratic Probability of separation and tenure working conditions, and a dummy variable % separating during 4.2 20.0 for each month-year from April 1999 through the pay period April 2004 to account for season and business Tenure (d) 539 632 cycle impacts. Some employees had two Tenure squared (d) 685.343 1,603,303 employment spells at a restaurant, and each Personal characteristics spell was treated as separate members of the Gender (%) panel. A dummy variable was used to indicate Male 47.8 50.0 the second employment spell. In the logistic Female 52.2 50.0 regression, standard errors were adjusted for Age (yr) 26.1 7.0 clustering on employee-specific identification Race (%) White 71.4 45.2 numbers. Black 3.0 17.1 The second model pooled Treatment Hispanic 20.3 40.2 Group I with the control group. The third American Indian/Alaska 1.2 11.0 model pooled Treatment Group II with the Native control group. For all three models, we pres- Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1 2.9 ent coefficient estimates from the logistic Not specified 4.0 19.5 regression as well as estimates of each varia- Occupation (%) ble's marginal effect. Server 54.8 49.8 Models 1 through 3 contain a single dummy Hostess 17.1 37.6 variable indicating that an employee works at Bartender 2.0 13.9 a restaurant in a municipality covered by Kitchen 24.3 42.9 a smoke-free law during a particular pay All other occupations 1.8 13.4 period. Coefficient estimates for the dummy variable indicate that the average effect of a smoke-free law on employee turnover in to a municipal smoke-free ordinance, such as the years after the law is in effect. The models, smoking behavior. Observations were avail- however, do not capture how the effect of able for each 2-wk pay period for the entire smoke-free laws may vary over time. In partic- employment period. Separation was assumed ular, such a law may have a differential effect to occur at the date of each worker's last entry in the first few months it is in effect relative to in the payroll record. Of the approximately the longer term. It is in this initial period when 9,300 workers in the payroll database, roughly most existing workers are facing a shock to one-third were still employed with the fran- working condition in regards to secondhand chiser at the end of the data set. smoke in the workplace. In the longer run, The first model pooled observations from as there is a natural turnover in restaurant members of Treatment Group I, Treatment staff, most workers will have joined the staff Group II, and the control group. This model after the municipal smoke-free law was in examined the impact of a smoke-free law on place. The long-run effect, if any, could differ the probability of separation for all restaurant from the initial effect. employees after a smoke-free law was in effect, We tested for this possibility by developing regardless of when the workers began working an additional model. In this fourth model, we at the restaurants. A variable indicating use the full sample from the first model (both whether each employee's place of work oper- the treatment groups and the control group) ated under a smoke-free law in a particular and replace the single dummy variable indicat- pay period was assigned a value of 1 for all ing that the smoke-free law is in effect with members of either T^reatment Group I or II a set of 13 dummy variables, which indicate and a value of 0 for all members ofthe control the amount of time that had passed since group. The probability of separation for the law went into effect. The first dummy in- employees in any particular period was mod- dicates that the smoke-free law was in effect eled as a function of an employee's job tenure. for one quarter or less; the second dummy
  • 5. THOMPSON ET AL.: SMOKE-FREE LAWS AND EMPLOYEE TURNOVER 355 indicates that the law was in effect from 4 to In all three regressions, the probability of 6 mo (i.e., the second quarter after the law went separation fell with tenure in the job. At mean into effect). There are 12 such dummy varia- values for tenure and tenure squared, the mar- bles for the first 12 quarters the law is in effect, ginal effect of additional days of tenure and afinaldummy variable indicating that the reduced the probability of separation. Fur- law had been effect for more than 3 yr. ther, reestimates of the marginal effects at higher levels of tenure (such as tenure = III. RESULTS 2,000 d and tenure squared = 4,000,000 d) indicated that the marginal effect of additional Table 2 presents summary statistics for the days of tenure would remain negative. Thus, workers in this sample. On average, 4.2% of the relationship between the greater tenure workers separated from employment during and the probability of separation was negative a single 2-wk pay period. The average tenure even for an average tenure of more than 5 yr of workers at any time during the 5-yr period (2000 d is roughly 5.5 yr). was 539 d, which is roughly 1.5 yr. More than The probability of separation also was half of the employees were female. More than lower for workers in their second spell of 70% of workers were white, while roughly 20% employment at a restaurant in both the all were Hispanic and 3% were African Ameri- workers and the new workers regression. This can. The average age of workers was 26 yr could have occurred because workers in their (standard deviation = 7 yr). More than half second spell were more familiar with the of the workers were employed as servers, requirements of the job and managers also about one-quarter as kitchen workers, one- were more familiar with the workers. No sta- sixth as hosts, and a fraction as bartenders tistically significant difference was found in or other occupations. the existing workers regression, but this may Coefficient estimates from the logistic have simply refiected the smaller sample size regression are presented in Table 3, along with available. estimates on the marginal effect of each vari- The probability of separation was related to able on the probability of separation. The ethnicity in all three regressions. Relative to marginal effects are estimated at the mean white workers, the probability of separation value for all variables. Coefficients for individ- was lower for Hispanic workers. Gender ual month and restaurant dummies are not was not related to the probability of separa- reported for brevity but are available from tion in any ofthe three regressions. In all three the first author upon request. regressions, the probability of separation was Results for all workers in Table 3 are for lower for other occupations than for the omit- the case where Treatment Group I, Treatment ted category, kitchen workers. This makes Group II, and the control group were pooled. sense because the other occupations category The treatment group contains pay period includes managers who have longer tenure. observations for all workers at a restaurant The probability of separation also was lower operating under a smoke-free law, regardless for bartenders in two of the three regressions. of" whether they joined the restaurant before Finally, in all three regressions, no statisti- (Treatment Group I) or after (Treatment cally significant relationship was found Group II) the smoke-free law went into effect. between the presence of a smoke-free law Results for existing workers were for the and the probability of employee separation. case where Treatment Group I and the control The coefficient on the "law in effect" variable group were pooled. The treatment group con- is not statistically significant in any of the tains pay period observations for workers at regressions. This implies that there is no effect, a restaurant operating under a smoke-free on average, on the probability of separation in law but who joined the restaurant staff before the years after a smoke-free law is adopted by the law was implemented. Results for new a municipality. This finding, however, does workers were for the case when Treatment not preclude an effect in the initial periods Group II and the control group were pooled. after the smoke-free law is adopted when The treatment group contains pay period the law provides an initial shock to the work- observations for workers who joined the res- ing conditions of existing restaurant workers. taurant staff only after the smoke-free law For example, there could be an initial increase was in effect. in separation rates for existing workers after
  • 6. 356 CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC POLICY 00 vo (N ON * . 1 .0006 C» o NO o i .002 001 .011 003 lo 000 005 000 003 009 000 o 8 o o o o o o o o o o o o o 1 1 1 I r- oo ON r^ (N o (N o m (N S o p p p d o 8 8 8 p p d d d d d d d d (N — ON o p O 2 d d o I I o O o S -H o p vi p — ^r- (N I— Ö Ö - ^ C J Ö Ö Ö Ö Ö Ö Ö O Ö ( N Ö Ö Ö C N Ö O O Ö I I I rnÖÖ '7 II I I H-S _C3 s H 1 O NO O p •* p -^ — — - ^ O O O O O Í N o o o o o m o — o d d d — o -: oI I ^ d o II I "^ — I I —' m I I •o o 8 í I c :ca ce Ul p s s o < •T3 les •T3 0) c c C AU 8 o ISO w ca u. S3 .5 < ca a:
  • 7. THOMPSON ET AL.: SMOKE-FREE LAWS AND EMPLOYEE TURNOVER 357 S the law is implemented, but several years later, the long-run separation rate (for workers who orl « joined the restaurant after the law was imple- 0» o mented) may be lower in municipalities with Ö 1 smoke-free laws. The effect of the smoke-free law on separation rates varies through time, but the average effect is zero. f To test this possibility, we estimated a fourth regression, where the "law in effect" rkei 1 u o * variable from the all workers regression was * e (N o replaced with 13 dummy variables indicating tin 'I s Ö the length of time that a municipal smoke-free .a X 1 law had been in effect. Joint significance tests indicated that the coefficients on these 13 dummy variables were not jointly different from zero. This suggests that there was no sig- nificant effect on separation rates through 1 * time, just as no average effect was identified 231 in Table 3. o o Coefficients for several individual dummy 1 variables were significant, however. In Figure 1, we present the individual estimates from this regression for these 13 dummy variables. In par- ticular, we show the estimated marginal effect orlkers for each of the 12 quarterly dummy variables and the 13th variable indicating that the 160,' 1.200 .041 O) 9.13 hJ .S smoke-free law had been effect for more than Z 1 1 3yr. HO There is a statistically significant decline in the separation rate for workers in first quarter after the smoke-free law is implemented.'* In ters other words, workers are less likely to separate B ,a 2 o * from their job in the first few months the law u !Ç was in effect. Point estimates remain negative oei o' m o q O throughout thefirsteight quarters that the law isti U Ö 1 1 was in effect, and the negative marginal effect is statistically significant in the sixth quarter. i Point estimates alternate between negative te and positive values beginning with the ninth s: a quarter and are not statistically significant. These quarterly results do not show a consis- Ail Work .088* .97 tent impact on separation rates. oo 1 1 Over the longer run, we did not find evi- dence of a relationship between municipal 1 smoke-free laws and separation rates. There was no statistically significant relationship between the introduction of municipal smoke- free laws and the probability of separation C beyond 18 mo. O cupat 4. We also examined whether the probability of sepa- ration changed in the quarter before the local smoking ban was implemented, as workers anticipated the coming 3 e o change. We did not find a statistically significant change ial k- tu .G 'S in the chances of separation in the quarter before imple- > Ô mentation.
  • 8. 358 CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC POLICY FIGURE 1 aration rates across all quarters was not sig- Marginal Effect of the Presence of a Local nificantly different from zero. Further, there Smoke-Free Law on the Probability of was no evidence of a relationship between Separation smoke-free laws and employee separation beyond 18 mo. 0.004 Taken together, these results suggest that municipal smoke-free laws did not change o £ 0.002 0 • ' ' • / /x / • V the separation rate for workers in the long run. The laws also did not induce an increase ñ -0.002 / ^ / in employee turnover in the initial period after •g) -0.004 implementation by disrupting the match / g -0.006 / between existing full-service restaurant work- -0.008 V ers and their employers. The latter result implies that in the quarters after the imple- mentation of a smoke-free law, the change in bundle of working conditions—which could Quarters Since Law In Effect include changes in earnings from tips as well as Note: ( • ) indicates statistical significance at the 10% the change in workplace smoking—did not confidence level. increase the rate of separation among existing workers overall. IV. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS By contrast, the limited evidence we did find of a change in separation rates suggests Previous economic research on smoke-free that restaurant workers are for a period more laws has focused on how these laws affect likely to remain in their job after the imple- demand for businesses in the hospitality indus- mentation of a smoke-free law, perhaps exper- try or on the differential effect of smoke-free imenting with the new working conditions. laws on restaurant and bar profitability. The These aggregate results do not imply that current study is an effort to examine how municipal smoke-free laws have no impact smoke-free laws influence the behavior of res- on the welfare of restaurant workers. The taurant workers. In particular, we examined mix of working conditions after the introduc- how adoption of municipal smoke-free laws tion of a smoke-free law may not match what influenced employee turnover, a key determi- many workers would have chosen in the nant of operating costs in the restaurant and absence of a regulation, even if the discrepan- bar industry. We used a unique data set of em- cies did not appear to be large enough to drive ployment records of a franchiser of a national up separation rates. Further, our analysis restaurant chain operating 23 full-service res- of aggregate separation rates may mask an taurants in the state of Arizona, a state where increase in separation rates for some groups several municipalities have adopted smoke- of workers, such as smokers. But it is impor- free laws. tant for business owners, who face the training We found a statistically significant decline costs associated with employee turnover, that in the probability of separation in the initial the implementation of municipal smoke-free months after a smoke-free law was imple- laws did not lead to an increase in aggregate mented as well as evidence that separation separation rates for restaurants of the fran- rates were lower 16-18 mo after implementa- chiser we studied. tion. However, there was no consistent pat- These restaurants, which provide mid-price tern of either a decline or an increase in meals and serve alcohol, are common separation rates after the implementation of throughout the United States. Several recent a smoke-free law. No average effect was iden- studies have indicated that larger restaurants tified in the years after implementation either serving alcohol are the types of restaurants for "existing" workers who were employed at whose profitability may be more likely to be the restaurant at the time of implementation affected by smoke-free laws (Dunham and or for "new" workers who joined the restau- Mariow, 2000, 2003). Findings regarding rant after implementation. While we found employee separation in these restaurants are a statistically significant decline in separation therefore of general interest and do not merely rates in two quarters, the joint effect on sep- represent a niche segment or lightly impacted
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