Assessing growth in occupational licensing of low-income occupations: 1993-2012

Assessing growth in occupational licensing of low-income occupations: 1993-2012 PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to document the changes in low- and moderate-income occupational licensing over time.Design/methodology/approachUsing US state level data, the authors document the rise in occupational licensing for low- and moderate-income occupations over the 1993-2012 period.FindingsStates averaged 32 additional low- and moderate-income occupations licensed over this period. Louisiana added the most licenses with 59 new licenses for these occupations, while Oklahoma and Kentucky only added 15 licenses for these low- and moderate-income occupations.Originality/valueThese data have not been documented before and should provide useful for future research into occupational licensing. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Enterpreneurship and Public Policy Emerald Publishing

Assessing growth in occupational licensing of low-income occupations: 1993-2012

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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2045-2101
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10.1108/JEPP-D-18-00006
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to document the changes in low- and moderate-income occupational licensing over time.Design/methodology/approachUsing US state level data, the authors document the rise in occupational licensing for low- and moderate-income occupations over the 1993-2012 period.FindingsStates averaged 32 additional low- and moderate-income occupations licensed over this period. Louisiana added the most licenses with 59 new licenses for these occupations, while Oklahoma and Kentucky only added 15 licenses for these low- and moderate-income occupations.Originality/valueThese data have not been documented before and should provide useful for future research into occupational licensing.

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Journal of Enterpreneurship and Public PolicyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 9, 2018

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