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Cheap home goods and persistent inequality

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  • Joanna Alexopoulos & Tiago V. Cavalcanti, 2010. "Cheap home goods and persistent inequality," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 45(3), pages 417-451, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:45:y:2010:i:3:p:417-451
    DOI: 10.1007/s00199-009-0495-4
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    Persistent inequality; Home goods; Education; Political economy; O11; J13;
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    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth

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