Occupational Licensing: A Framework for Policymakers
While licensing may be necessary for some professions, it is unnecessarily burdensome for many. This report from the Obama Administration is meant to guide policymakers in state and federal government on occupational licensing reform. The report examines costs and benefits of licensing in four areas: service quality, price, wages & employment, and worker mobility.
Department of the Treasury Office of Economic Policy, Department of Labor, & Council of Economic Advisers. (2015). Occupational Licensing: A Framework for Policymakers. The White House. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/docs/licensing_report_final_nonembargo.pdf
Recent PostsSee All
Occupational licensing reform to remove barriers to employment for people with criminal records has been taking place for decades. This 1973 report from the National Clearinghouse of Offender Employ
Licensing should be deregulated and certification should be used in its place whenever possible, argues the author. Delving into the history and impact of occupational licensing, this book details t
Licensing an occupation may be more motivated by increasing the wages for people that are already members of that profession through limiting competition, as opposed to ensuring quality and public s