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Handedness, health and cognitive development: evidence from children in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth

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  • David W. Johnston
  • Michael E. R. Nicholls
  • Manisha Shah
  • Michael A. Shields

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  • David W. Johnston & Michael E. R. Nicholls & Manisha Shah & Michael A. Shields, 2013. "Handedness, health and cognitive development: evidence from children in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 176(4), pages 841-860, October.
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    1. Guber, Raphael, 2019. "Making it right? Social norms, handwriting and human capital," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 44-57.

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