This study explores the diffusion of state licensing policies, particularly the role of regional cuetaking in the adoption of new policies. Five such networks are suggested, along with the states most likely to serve as models for those reference groups. Findings have several implications for social work lobbying efforts.
Lause, Timothy W.
"Regional Reference Groups in the Spreading of Occupational Licensing Policies among the States: An Exploratory Study,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 9
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol9/iss1/7