Institute for Justice: License to Work, 2nd edition (2017)
November 3, 2017
A National Study of Burdens from Licensing
This second edition of License to Work examines both the scope and the specific burdens of occupational licensing, documenting licensing requirements for 102 lower-income occupations across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It finds that these barriers to entry can pose substantial difficulties for job seekers and would-be entrepreneurs.