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The Role of the Option Value of College Attendance in College Major Choice

  • Eide, Eric
  • Waehrer, Geetha

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics of Education Review.

Volume (Year): 17 (1998)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 73-82

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecoedu:v:17:y:1998:i:1:p:73-82
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