Gender Gaps across the Earnings Distribution in Britain: Allowing for sample selection

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Gender Gaps across the Earnings Distribution in Britain : Allowing for sample selection . / Mumford, Karen Ann; Chzhen, Yekaterina.

In: Labour Economics, Vol. 18, No. 6, 12.2011, p. 837-844.

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Mumford, KA & Chzhen, Y 2011, 'Gender Gaps across the Earnings Distribution in Britain: Allowing for sample selection ', Labour Economics, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 837-844. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2011.05.004

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Mumford, K. A., & Chzhen, Y. (2011). Gender Gaps across the Earnings Distribution in Britain: Allowing for sample selection . Labour Economics, 18(6), 837-844. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2011.05.004

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Mumford KA, Chzhen Y. Gender Gaps across the Earnings Distribution in Britain: Allowing for sample selection . Labour Economics. 2011 Dec;18(6):837-844. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2011.05.004

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Mumford, Karen Ann ; Chzhen, Yekaterina. / Gender Gaps across the Earnings Distribution in Britain : Allowing for sample selection . In: Labour Economics. 2011 ; Vol. 18, No. 6. pp. 837-844.

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