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Occupational Licensing: Improving Access to Regulatory Information

Abstract

Occupational licensing affects more than one in five workers in the US, but research is often limited by the high cost of obtaining regulatory data. We highlight existing and forthcoming databases of regulatory information. We also summarize the papers included in this volume and discuss their contribution to the literature.

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    The database is accessible at: https://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/occupational-licensing-statute-database.aspx

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    The database is accessible at: https://csorsfu.com/find-occupations/

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    The database is accessible at: https://www.quantgov.org/occupational-licensing

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Kleiner, M.M., Timmons, E.J. Occupational Licensing: Improving Access to Regulatory Information. J Labor Res 41, 333–337 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12122-020-09314-3

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