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Childhood and Adulthood Skill Acquisition - Importance for Labor Market Outcomes

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Childhood and Adulthood Skill Acquisition - Importance for Labor Market Outcomes. / Krassel, Karl Fritjof; Sørensen, Kenneth Lykke.

Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2015.

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Harvard

Krassel, KF & Sørensen, KL 2015 'Childhood and Adulthood Skill Acquisition - Importance for Labor Market Outcomes' Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus.

APA

Krassel, K. F., & Sørensen, K. L. (2015). Childhood and Adulthood Skill Acquisition - Importance for Labor Market Outcomes. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. Economics Working Papers, No. 2015-20

CBE

Krassel KF, Sørensen KL. 2015. Childhood and Adulthood Skill Acquisition - Importance for Labor Market Outcomes. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet.

MLA

Krassel, Karl Fritjof and Kenneth Lykke Sørensen Childhood and Adulthood Skill Acquisition - Importance for Labor Market Outcomes. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. (Economics Working Papers; Journal number 2015-20). 2015., 27 p.

Vancouver

Krassel KF, Sørensen KL. Childhood and Adulthood Skill Acquisition - Importance for Labor Market Outcomes. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. 2015 Oct 27.

Author

Krassel, Karl Fritjof ; Sørensen, Kenneth Lykke. / Childhood and Adulthood Skill Acquisition - Importance for Labor Market Outcomes. Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2015. (Economics Working Papers; No. 2015-20).

Bibtex

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