Journal Article

Tipping: From Scourge of Democracy to American Ritual

Abstract: If you feel like you're being asked to tip in more places lately, you aren't alone. According to a Pew Research Center survey released in November 2023, 72 percent of Americans agreed that tipping is now expected in more places than it was five years ago. Social media is filled with stories of customers being asked to tip for all sorts of transactions where that custom previously wasn't the norm: buying office furniture, going through the drive-thru, or even paying for lunch at a self-checkout.

Keywords: human capital; labor;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Part of Series: Econ Focus

Publication Date: 2024-04

Volume: 24

Issue: 1Q/2Q

Pages: 18-21