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Stages of Occupational Regulation

Evidence from Case Studies

Morris M. Kleiner

Publication Year: 2013

Published by: W.E. Upjohn Institute

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 1-6

Contents

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pp. vii-ix

Figures

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pp. x-10

Tables

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pp. xi-xiii

Boxes

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pp. xiv-14

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Preface

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pp. xv-xvi

As this epigraph attests, I am reasonably certain that at least one reader was on the edge of her seat while turning the pages of my last book, Licensing Occupations: Ensuring Quality or Restricting Competition?, published by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in 2006. Occupational licensing...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xvii-xviii

I am most grateful to a large number of individuals and institutions for their assistance in researching and writing this book. For their most valuable assistance I thank Hwikwon Ham, Matthew Hendricks, Grant Hoheisel, Kwon Won Park, and Evgeny Vorotnikov. The staff at the Herman Reference Room...

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1 - Introduction and Overview

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pp. 1-13

A dominant perspective on the development of policies for the regulation of occupational labor markets is that these workers should be regulated to ensure quality providers and high levels of service. In only some narrow areas should competitive labor markets alone be...

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2 - An Initial Stage of Regulation: Interior Designers

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pp. 15-42

An overarching goal of many occupations at an initial stage of regulation is to obtain licensing by a governmental entity (Kleiner 2006). The goal of this chapter is to present and evaluate an occupation at an initial stage of regulation. The case study presented in this chapter...

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3 - The Rise, Fall, and Regulation of Mortgage Brokers

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pp. 43-84

Mortgage brokers are intermediaries who both match potential mortgage borrowers with lenders and assist them in completing the loan origination process for the purpose of purchasing property.1 Brokers have typically operated as independent service providers, not as...

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4 - Occupational Regulation of Child Care Services

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pp. 85-125

The regulation of child care services presents a unique opportunity to examine occupational regulation for a service that is provided in both the public and private sectors.1 Given the growing policy issue of the funding and effects of early childhood education on economic...

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5 - Of Life, Limbs, and Licensing: Electricians and Plumbers

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pp. 127-170

Most of this book is devoted to the analysis of regulated white-collar occupations; however, this chapter examines electricians and plumbers, two of the most highly skilled blue-collar occupations in the construction industry.1 The chapter goes beyond merely looking at the traditional...

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6 - Battles among Universally Licensed Occupations

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pp. 171-204

What are the policy issues among universally licensed occupations? This chapter focuses on occupations that are licensed in all states and focuses on one of the policy issues that may arise when two related occupations are not only complementary to each other but also able to...

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7 - Lessons from Studies on the Stages of Occupational Regulation

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pp. 205-227

The purpose of the book has been to examine several occupations that are at different stages of government regulation and determine to what extent licensing has influenced the individuals in the occupation, consumers, or other closely related occupational practitioners. Since...

Appendix A: Details of the Characteristics of Preschool Center-Based and Family-Based Regulation Variables and Index Composition

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pp. 229-233

Appendix B: Adoption of Occupational Regulations by State Statute for Electricians

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pp. 235-239

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Appendix C: Data Developed from the American Community Survey (ACS)

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pp. 241-243

To generate the sample of dentists and dental hygienists, we started by dropping individuals who belong to the categories “Working without pay in family business or farm” and “Unemployed.” Thus, the sample includes individuals who belong to the classes of 1) private wage and salary workers, 2)...

Appendix D: Statutory Right to an Occupation: Model Legislation

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pp. 245-248

Appendix E: Data Sources Used in This Volume

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pp. 249-256

References

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pp. 257-273

Author

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pp. 275-294

Index

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pp. 277-289

About the Institute

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pp. 291-309


E-ISBN-13: 9780880994613
E-ISBN-10: 0880994614
Print-ISBN-13: 9780880994590
Print-ISBN-10: 0880994592

Publication Year: 2013

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Subject Headings

  • Occupations -- Licenses -- United States.
  • Professions -- Licenses -- United States.
  • Trade regulation -- United States.
  • Labor market -- United States.
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