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The Prevalence and Effects of Occupational Licensing

August 1, 2008
By Morris M. Kleiner and Alan B. Krueger

A study by Morris Kleiner and Alan Krueger looks at the implications of workers who are licensed by the U.S. government. The research shows nearly 30% of the workforce is required to obtain a license to work.

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A study by Morris Kleiner and Alan Krueger looks at the implications of workers who are licensed by the U.S. government. The research shows nearly 30% of the workforce is required to obtain a license to work. The work recognizes that licensing comes at a cost to consumers and their ability to choose services for themselves.