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Occupational Regulation in the European Legal Market

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  • Mario Pagliero
  • Edward Timmons

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In this paper we provide a cross-country comparison of occupational regulation in the European legal market. Although EU growth and assimilation has resulted in some degree of unity in regulation, significant differences remain in licensing restrictions and in the characteristics of the labor force in the legal market of each country. We discuss the potential policy implications of these differences

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Article provided by Cattaneo University (LIUC) in its journal The European Journal of Comparative Economics.

Volume (Year): 10 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 243-265

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Handle: RePEc:liu:liucej:v:10:y:2013:i:2:p:243-265

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  1. Marc T. Law & Mindy S. Marks, 2013. "From Certification To Licensure: Evidence From Registered And Practical Nurses In The United States, 1950-1970," European Journal of Comparative Economics, Cattaneo University (LIUC), Cattaneo University (LIUC), vol. 10(2), pages 177-198, August.

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