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Growth of Occupational Licensing: Are We Protecting Consumers?

Kleiner, Morris M. and Mitchell Gordon.

Regulation of who can practice in certain occupations has grown dramatically in the early 1990s. Licensing, by creating standards, is meant to protect the consumer from unscrupulous vendors. It also allows vendors to control recruitment, fix training requirements, and charge more for their services. Are we licensing too many occupations? A number of possible reforms are suggested that might benefit the public.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Supported by an interactive research grant from CURA and the Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota.
26 (4): 8-11
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Reporter 26 (4)

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