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Wage spillovers in public sector contract negotiations: the importance of social comparisons

  • Babcock, Linda
  • Engberg, John
  • Greenbaum, Robert
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Regional Science and Urban Economics.

    Volume (Year): 35 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 4 (July)
    Pages: 395-416

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:regeco:v:35:y:2005:i:4:p:395-416
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