From The Republican Study Committee:

According to Shoshana Weissmann and C. Jarrett Dieterle of the R Street Institute, occupational licensing has made it especially difficult for “the most economically disadvantaged among us to acquire a license due to the time, fees, and education necessary to acquire one. The result is that millions of would-be workers are locked out of the workforce because they lack the means to obtain a license.”123

123 Shoshana Weissmann, “Moving to a New State and Finding a Job Could Soon Be a Lot Easier,” R Street Institute, February 14, 2020, www.rstreet. org/2020/02/14/moving-to-a-new-state-and-finding-a-job-could-soon-be-a-lot-easier/.


Nearly 75 percent of these spouses have to be relicensed every time they move, which can be time consuming and costly.127

127 Shoshana Weissmann and C. Jarrett Dieterle, “Why Do You Need a College Degree to Give Diet Advice?” The Wall Street Journal, January 31, 2018,