Letter on policy ideas to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on employment
Members of the regulatory boards who establish the standards for the licenses are often members of the regulated profession. Moreover, strict occupational licensing laws are regressive making it 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.”1
1 Shosana Weissman & C. Jarrett Dieterle. Moving to a new state and finding a job could soon be a lot easier, R STREET INSTITUTE (Feb. 14, 2020) https://www.rstreet.org/2020/02/14/moving-to-a-new-state-and-finding-a-job-could-soon-be-a-lot-easier/.