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Published by University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English



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Edition Notes

StatementJere R. Behrman and Nevzer Stacey, editors.
SeriesThe economics of education
ContributionsBehrman, Jere R., Stacey, Nevzer.
LC ClassificationsLC191.4 .S63 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination266 p. :
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1003725M
ISBN 100472107690
LC Control Number96043405

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