Department of Economics and Business Economics

Marianne Simonsen

The Family Gap Reconsidered: What Wombmates Reveal

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The Family Gap Reconsidered: What Wombmates Reveal. / Simonsen, Marianne; Skipper, Lars.

Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2009.

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Harvard

Simonsen, M & Skipper, L 2009 'The Family Gap Reconsidered: What Wombmates Reveal' Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus.

APA

Simonsen, M., & Skipper, L. (2009). The Family Gap Reconsidered: What Wombmates Reveal. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet.

CBE

Simonsen M, Skipper L. 2009. The Family Gap Reconsidered: What Wombmates Reveal. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet.

MLA

Simonsen, Marianne and Lars Skipper The Family Gap Reconsidered: What Wombmates Reveal. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. 2009., 27 p.

Vancouver

Simonsen M, Skipper L. The Family Gap Reconsidered: What Wombmates Reveal. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. 2009.

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Simonsen, Marianne ; Skipper, Lars. / The Family Gap Reconsidered: What Wombmates Reveal. Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2009.

Bibtex

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