Journal of Labor Research

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 407–414

Labor markets and sunday closing laws

  • Jamie Price
  • Bruce Yandle

DOI: 10.1007/BF02685223

Cite this article as:
Price, J. & Yandle, B. Journal of Labor Research (1987) 8: 407. doi:10.1007/BF02685223


This paper puts forth arguments regarding the occurrence of state Sunday closing laws and reports statistical estimates that predict the occurrence of those laws in 1970 and 1984. Along with other socio-economic variables, two labor market activities are found to be significant determinants of Blue laws. Membership in labor unions is found to have a positive declining influence on the laws; female labor market participation is found to have a negative but growing influence.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jamie Price
    • 1
  • Bruce Yandle
    • 2
  1. 1.Louisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge
  2. 2.Clemson UniversityClemson

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