Occupational licensing and the quality of service

An overview

Abstract

This paper gathers, presents, and evaluates current state of economic research concerning the interconnection between occupational licensing (and other occupational) restrictions and quality of service. It considers empirical evidence on the effect of licensing on quality of service delivered; uses a simple model to examine the distinction between this type of quality and the more crucial aspect, quality received; and summarizes the empirical evidence on quality received.

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Carroll, S.L., Gaston, R.J. Occupational licensing and the quality of service. Law Hum Behav 7, 139–146 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01044518

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Keywords

  • Empirical Evidence
  • Simple Model
  • Social Psychology
  • Economic Research
  • Crucial Aspect