Department of Economics and Business Economics

Marianne Simonsen

School Starting Age and Crime

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School Starting Age and Crime. / Landersø, Rasmus; Nielsen, Helena Skyt; Simonsen, Marianne.

Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2013.

Research output: Working paperResearch

Harvard

Landersø, R, Nielsen, HS & Simonsen, M 2013 'School Starting Age and Crime' Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus.

APA

Landersø, R., Nielsen, H. S., & Simonsen, M. (2013). School Starting Age and Crime. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. Economics Working Papers, No. 2013-03

CBE

Landersø R, Nielsen HS, Simonsen M. 2013. School Starting Age and Crime. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet.

MLA

Landersø, Rasmus, Helena Skyt Nielsen, and Marianne Simonsen School Starting Age and Crime. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. (Economics Working Papers; Journal number 2013-03). 2013., 45 p.

Vancouver

Landersø R, Nielsen HS, Simonsen M. School Starting Age and Crime. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. 2013 Feb 25.

Author

Landersø, Rasmus ; Nielsen, Helena Skyt ; Simonsen, Marianne. / School Starting Age and Crime. Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2013. (Economics Working Papers; No. 2013-03).

Bibtex

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