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Does the welfare state induce risk-taking?


  • Bird, Edward J.


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  • Bird, Edward J., 2001. "Does the welfare state induce risk-taking?," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 80(3), pages 357-383, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:pubeco:v:80:y:2001:i:3:p:357-383

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