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Family Change among Black Americans: What Do We Know?

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  • Crane, Jonathan

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  • Ellwood, David T & Crane, Jonathan, 1990. "Family Change among Black Americans: What Do We Know?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 4(4), pages 65-84, Fall.
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