ERIC Number: ED057205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-6
Reference Count: 0
Municipal Licensing of Business and Occupations: A Survey of Practices in Illinois and Other States.
Watson, JoAnna M.
Licensing as a means of business regulation increases information by establishing minimum standards for entrants, provides an easy remedy in cases of fraud, and assures competence when social costs are greater than private costs. At present, all states license certain occupations and professions. A comparison of municipal licensing practices in different states indicates that these practices are not related to historic or socioeconomic characteristics of the states. Licensing practices in Illinois would be improved by clearer wording of state statutes and consistent court decisions. (BH)
Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, 1201 West Nevada, Urbana, Illinois 61801 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. of Government and Public Affairs.
Identifiers: Illinois; Licensing Programs