Tip jars and the new economy

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There is increase in the number of tip jars at restaurants, cafes, and other stores. Their expansion to every service establishment seems to march onward independent of the state of the economy. The spread of tip culture represents the triumph of the free market. Public-opinion research has shown that most customers would prefer that service workers were paid better wages so that tipping practice could be eliminated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)B15
JournalChronicle of Higher Education
Issue number17 SEC.2
StatePublished - Jan 3 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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