Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Food Policy Research]

Project Details

Estimating the Impact of the 2005 Increase in State Minimum Wage on NJ Agriculture

Research Team: Brian Schilling, Kevin Sullivan, and Margaret Brennan

Project Duration: 3/2006 to 9/2006

This project examines the extent to which the legislatively mandated increase in the New Jersey minimum wage (from $5.15 to $7.15 per hour, over two years) will impact the hired labor costs of the state’s farmers. The study estimates the industry-level impact of the wage increase and the distribution of hired labor cost increases across sectors and scales of operations.

Funding Agency: New Jersey Farm Bureau

Contact: Brian Schilling


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