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Author Kleiner, Morris M., author.

Title Guild-ridden labor markets : the curious case of occupational licensing / Morris M. Kleiner
Published Kalamazoo, Michigan : W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 117 pages)
Series WE focus series
WE focus series.
Contents 1. Anatomy of occupational licensing : Incentives for regulation -- 2. The evolution of occupational licensing : Case studies of occupations seeking licensure -- 3. The costs, mobility and quality of occupational licensing services : Influence on wages and employment ; Influence on geographic mobility ; Influence on prices ; Occupational licensing as social insurance ; Influence on quality of services ; The net effects of occupational licensing -- 4. Battles among licensed occupations : Health care ; Licensed and certified occupations in construction: architects versus interior designers ; Licensed occupations that do similar tasks: physical therapists and occupational therapists ; Institutional background -- 5. Occupational licensing in different institutional and international contexts : Occupational regulation in the European Union ; Another example: occupational licensing in the United Kingdom ; Institutional details of occupational regulation in the United Kingdom ; Nontraditional licensing: China -- 6. Policy implications of the evolution of occupational licensing in the United States and elsewhere : The federal role ; At the state level ; International policy issues ; Summary and implications for U.S. occupational licensing policy
Summary Kleiner examines why the institution of occupational licensing has had such a curious evolution and influence in the United States, the European Union, and China. He also discusses the many similarities it has to guilds
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-103) and index
Subject Guilds -- History.
Occupations -- Licenses -- History
Professions -- Licenses -- History
Occupations -- Licenses.
Professions -- Licenses.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0880995025