Household labor supply and the gains from social insurance

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Household labor supply and the gains from social insurance. / Fadlon, Itzik; Nielsen, Torben Heien.

I: Journal of Public Economics, Bind 171, 03.2019, s. 18-28.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

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Fadlon, I & Nielsen, TH 2019, 'Household labor supply and the gains from social insurance', Journal of Public Economics, bind 171, s. 18-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2018.01.010

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Fadlon, I., & Nielsen, T. H. (2019). Household labor supply and the gains from social insurance. Journal of Public Economics, 171, 18-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2018.01.010

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Fadlon I, Nielsen TH. Household labor supply and the gains from social insurance. Journal of Public Economics. 2019 mar;171:18-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2018.01.010

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Fadlon, Itzik ; Nielsen, Torben Heien. / Household labor supply and the gains from social insurance. I: Journal of Public Economics. 2019 ; Bind 171. s. 18-28.

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