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dc.contributor.authorKleiner, Morris M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKrueger, Alan B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:34:09Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:34:09Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2008092334en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35147-
dc.description.abstractThis study provides the first nation-wide analysis of the labor market implications of occupational licensing for the U.S. labor market, using data from a specially designed Gallup survey. We find that in 2006, 29 percent of the workforce was required to hold an occupational license from a government agency, which is a higher percentage than that found in studies that rely on state-level occupational licensing data. Workers who have higher levels of education are more likely to work in jobs that require a license. Union workers and government employees are more likely to have a license requirement than are nonunion or private sector employees. Our multivariate estimates suggest that licensing has about the same quantitative impact on wages as do unions - that is about 15 percent, but unlike unions which reduce variance in wages, licensing does not significantly reduce wage dispersion for individuals in licensed jobs.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3675en_US
dc.subject.jelJ8en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordOccupational licensingen_US
dc.subject.keywordregulationen_US
dc.subject.keywordwagesen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwBerufen_US
dc.subject.stwKonzessionen_US
dc.subject.stwGenehmigungen_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftsbewegungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleThe prevalence and effects of occupational licensingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn578526824en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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