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Published by Edward Elgar Publishing .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Labour economics,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Labor,
  • Economics - General,
  • Skills,
  • Effect of education on,
  • Labor supply,
  • Supply and demand,
  • Underemployment,
  • Unskilled labor

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsLex Borghans (Editor), Andries De Grip (Editor), A. De Grip (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12563519M
ISBN 10184064155X
ISBN 109781840641554

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