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Persistent high ambition and substance abuse: a rationalization of a vicious circle

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  • Amnon Levy

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  • João Faria

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 94 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 261-274

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jeczfn:v:94:y:2008:i:3:p:261-274

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Keywords: Ambition; Failure; Depression; Substance abuse; Relief; Community support; Cycles; D91; I12;

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