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Labour force participation and the business cycle: a comparative analysis of France, Japan, Sweden and the United States

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  • Hart, Robert A.
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  • Darby, Julia & Hart, Robert A. & Vecchi, Michela, 2001. "Labour force participation and the business cycle: a comparative analysis of France, Japan, Sweden and the United States," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 13(2), pages 113-133, April.
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