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The long-term effect of childhood poverty

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The long-term effect of childhood poverty. / Lesner, Rune V.

In: Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 31, No. 3 , 2018, p. 969–1004.

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Lesner, RV 2018, 'The long-term effect of childhood poverty', Journal of Population Economics, vol. 31, no. 3 , pp. 969–1004. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-017-0674-8

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Lesner, R. V. (2018). The long-term effect of childhood poverty. Journal of Population Economics, 31(3 ), 969–1004. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-017-0674-8

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Lesner RV. 2018. The long-term effect of childhood poverty. Journal of Population Economics. 31(3 ):969–1004. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-017-0674-8

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Lesner, Rune V. "The long-term effect of childhood poverty". Journal of Population Economics. 2018, 31(3 ). 969–1004. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-017-0674-8

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Lesner RV. The long-term effect of childhood poverty. Journal of Population Economics. 2018;31(3 ):969–1004. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-017-0674-8

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Lesner, Rune V. / The long-term effect of childhood poverty. In: Journal of Population Economics. 2018 ; Vol. 31, No. 3 . pp. 969–1004.

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