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Education and employment status: a test of the strong screening hypothesis in Italy


  • Brown, Sarah
  • Sessions, John G.


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  • Brown, Sarah & Sessions, John G., 1999. "Education and employment status: a test of the strong screening hypothesis in Italy," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 18(4), pages 397-404, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecoedu:v:18:y:1999:i:4:p:397-404

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