Modeling completion of vocational education: the role of cognitive and noncognitive skills by program type

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Modeling completion of vocational education : the role of cognitive and noncognitive skills by program type. / Stratton, Leslie S.; Gupta, Nabanita Datta; Reimer, David; Holm, Anders.

I: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Bind 18, Nr. 4, 10.2018, s. 1-17.

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Stratton, Leslie S. ; Gupta, Nabanita Datta ; Reimer, David ; Holm, Anders. / Modeling completion of vocational education : the role of cognitive and noncognitive skills by program type. I: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy. 2018 ; Bind 18, Nr. 4. s. 1-17.

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