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The effect of occupational licensing deregulation on migrants in the German skilled crafts sector

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  • Petrik Runst

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Occupational licensing on the national level reduces labor market prospects of individuals with a low likelihood of fulfilling the licensing requirements. Such regulation has the potential to adversely affect the labor market integration of foreign-born citizens and can be an obstacle to the free movement of labor toward its most productive uses. Before the backdrop of increased levels of migration into Germany, and the discussion about harmonizing labor standards in Europe, this paper empirically examines the effects of the deregulation of occupational licensing in the German crafts sector on the proportion of migrants working in this sector. The results suggest that the deregulation has increased the proportion of migrants among self-employed as well as employed craftsmen in the fully deregulated trades.

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  • Petrik Runst, 2018. "The effect of occupational licensing deregulation on migrants in the German skilled crafts sector," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 45(3), pages 555-589, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ejlwec:v:45:y:2018:i:3:d:10.1007_s10657-018-9583-x
    DOI: 10.1007/s10657-018-9583-x
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    1. Haverkamp, Katarzyna, 2019. "Soloselbstständigkeit im Handwerk: Ergebnisse des Mikrozensus 2014," Göttinger Beiträge zur Handwerksforschung 29, Volkswirtschaftliches Institut für Mittelstand und Handwerk an der Universität Göttingen (ifh).
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    Keywords

    Occupational licensing; Migrants; Germany; Common market; Deregulation;

    JEL classification:

    • D45 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Rationing; Licensing
    • K20 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - General
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation

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