Department of Economics and Business Economics

Marianne Simonsen

School Starting Age and the Crime-Age Profile

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

In: Economic Journal, Vol. 127, No. 602, 2017, p. 1096-1118.

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Landersø, R, Nielsen, HS & Simonsen, M 2017, 'School Starting Age and the Crime-Age Profile' Economic Journal, vol. 127, no. 602, pp. 1096-1118. DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12325

APA

Landersø, R., Nielsen, H. S., & Simonsen, M. (2017). School Starting Age and the Crime-Age Profile. Economic Journal, 127(602), 1096-1118. DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12325

CBE

Landersø R, Nielsen HS, Simonsen M. 2017. School Starting Age and the Crime-Age Profile. Economic Journal. 127(602):1096-1118. Available from: 10.1111/ecoj.12325

MLA

Landersø, Rasmus, Helena Skyt Nielsen, and Marianne Simonsen. "School Starting Age and the Crime-Age Profile". Economic Journal. 2017, 127(602). 1096-1118. Available: 10.1111/ecoj.12325

Vancouver

Landersø R, Nielsen HS, Simonsen M. School Starting Age and the Crime-Age Profile. Economic Journal. 2017;127(602):1096-1118. Available from, DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12325

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Landersø, Rasmus ; Nielsen, Helena Skyt ; Simonsen, Marianne. / School Starting Age and the Crime-Age Profile. In: Economic Journal. 2017 ; Vol. 127, No. 602. pp. 1096-1118

Bibtex

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