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Table 3 Pre-treatment outcomes across control and treated areas

From: Minimum wage regulation in Switzerland: survey evidence for restaurants in the canton of Neuchâtel

   Control districts   Neuchâtel    
  N N Mean N Mean Diff. T-stat
Employment and wages
Headcount employment 94 42 6.00 52 3.77 –2.23** (–2.33)
FTE employment 88 43 4.53 45 2.98 –1.54* (–1.77)
Average wage (CHF/hour) 94 42 22.74 52 22.18 –0.56 (–1.13)
Ordinary restaurants 94 42 0.40 52 0.23 –0.17* (–1.80)
Workforce composition (within restaurant shares)
Part-time workers 94 42 0.49 52 0.55 0.07 (0.88)
Workers without qualification 94 42 0.74 52 0.75 0.01 (0.14)
Young workers (<25 years old) 94 42 0.20 52 0.19 –0.02 (–0.26)
Prices (CHF)
3dl soda 94 42 3.68 52 3.69 0.01 (0.11)
Coffee 94 42 3.60 52 3.46 –0.14*** (–2.94)
Daily special 91 42 17.94 49 17.64 –0.30 (–0.39)
Restaurant capacity
Seating capacity 94 42 113.00 52 90.33 –22.67* (–1.67)
Daily meals served (Mon-Thu) 94 42 49.68 52 41.06 –8.62 (–1.02)
Daily meals served (Fri-Sun) 94 42 67.32 52 47.69 –19.63* (–1.71)
  1. Notes: This table reports pre-treatment averages in control districts and in Neuchâtel, excluding data for managers and members of their family. FTE employment is based on reported work-time information for each employee and computed only for restaurants with complete working time data. Workers without qualification are employees without a professional degree. Heteroskedasticity-robust t-statistics reported. ,, and denote statistical significance at 10%, 5%, and 1% respectively