Labor supply and optimization frictions: Evidence from the Danish student labor market

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Labor supply and optimization frictions : Evidence from the Danish student labor market. / Søgaard, Jakob Egholt.

I: Journal of Public Economics, Bind 173, 05.2019, s. 125-138.

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Søgaard, JE 2019, 'Labor supply and optimization frictions: Evidence from the Danish student labor market', Journal of Public Economics, bind 173, s. 125-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2019.03.003

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Søgaard, J. E. (2019). Labor supply and optimization frictions: Evidence from the Danish student labor market. Journal of Public Economics, 173, 125-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2019.03.003

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Søgaard JE. Labor supply and optimization frictions: Evidence from the Danish student labor market. Journal of Public Economics. 2019 maj;173:125-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2019.03.003

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Søgaard, Jakob Egholt. / Labor supply and optimization frictions : Evidence from the Danish student labor market. I: Journal of Public Economics. 2019 ; Bind 173. s. 125-138.

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