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Returns to skills, incentives to study and optimal educational standards

  • M. De Paola


  • V. Scoppa

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 92 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 229-262

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jeczfn:v:92:y:2007:i:3:p:229-262
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