This study was funded through a grant from the Office of Research, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor and the University of Kansas Research Fund. The authors benefited from the capable assistance of Oded Dromi, Ann Strees, and Dorothy Crooks. The points of view or opinions stated in this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policy of the agencies funding the project.
LICENSING, MIGRATION, AND EARNINGS: SOME EMPIRICAL INSIGHTS1
Article first published online: 27 JUN 2005
Review of Policy Research
Volume 1, Issue 3, pages 510–522, February 1982
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Kleiner, M. M., Gay, R. S. and Greene, K. (1982), LICENSING, MIGRATION, AND EARNINGS: SOME EMPIRICAL INSIGHTS. Review of Policy Research, 1: 510–522. doi: 10.1111/j.1541-1338.1982.tb00456.x
- Issue published online: 27 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 27 JUN 2005
The authors estimate the impact of occupational licensing on interstate migration and earnings. Interstate misallocation of labor resources and a redistribution of income in favor of the most highly regulated occupations is seen as a consequence of licensure barriers. The article presents descriptive information about the barriers to mobility posed by licensure; it compares interstate migration rates; and it develops an econometric model of licensing, migration, and earnings for those in universally licensed occupations.