Analyzing the Labor Market Outcomes of Occupational Licensing

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Maury Gittleman

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Mark Klee

Government of the United States of America - Bureau of the Census

Morris M. Kleiner

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: January 2018

Abstract

Recent assessments of occupational licensing have shown varying effects of the institution on labor‐market outcomes. This study revisits the relationship between occupational licensing and labor‐market outcomes by analyzing a new topical module to the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Relative to previously available data, the topical module offers more detailed information on occupational licensing attainment, with larger sample sizes and access to richer sets of person‐level characteristics. We find that those with a license earn higher pay, are more likely to be employed, and have a higher probability of employer‐sponsored health insurance offers.

Suggested Citation

Gittleman, Maury and Klee, Mark and Kleiner, Morris M., Analyzing the Labor Market Outcomes of Occupational Licensing (January 2018). Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 57, Issue 1, pp. 57-100, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3090062 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irel.12200

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