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