The Family Earnings Gap Revisited: A Household or a Labor Market Problem?

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The Family Earnings Gap Revisited : A Household or a Labor Market Problem? / Rosenbaum, Philip.

2019.

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Rosenbaum, P 2019 'The Family Earnings Gap Revisited: A Household or a Labor Market Problem?'. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3314102

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Rosenbaum, P. (2019). The Family Earnings Gap Revisited: A Household or a Labor Market Problem? SSRN Electronic Journal https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3314102

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Rosenbaum P. The Family Earnings Gap Revisited: A Household or a Labor Market Problem? 2019 jan 20. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3314102

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Rosenbaum, Philip. / The Family Earnings Gap Revisited : A Household or a Labor Market Problem?. 2019. (SSRN Electronic Journal).

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