The risky business of educational choice in the meritocratic society

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The risky business of educational choice in the meritocratic society. / Karlson, Kristian Bernt; Holm, Anders.

The Danish welfare state: A sociological investigation. ed. / Jørgen Elm Larsen; Tea Bengtsson; Morten Frederiksen. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. p. 125-138.

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Harvard

Karlson, KB & Holm, A 2015, The risky business of educational choice in the meritocratic society. in J Elm Larsen, T Bengtsson & M Frederiksen (eds), The Danish welfare state: A sociological investigation. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 125-138.

APA

Karlson, K. B., & Holm, A. (2015). The risky business of educational choice in the meritocratic society. In J. Elm Larsen, T. Bengtsson, & M. Frederiksen (Eds.), The Danish welfare state: A sociological investigation (pp. 125-138). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Vancouver

Karlson KB, Holm A. The risky business of educational choice in the meritocratic society. In Elm Larsen J, Bengtsson T, Frederiksen M, editors, The Danish welfare state: A sociological investigation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2015. p. 125-138

Author

Karlson, Kristian Bernt ; Holm, Anders. / The risky business of educational choice in the meritocratic society. The Danish welfare state: A sociological investigation. editor / Jørgen Elm Larsen ; Tea Bengtsson ; Morten Frederiksen. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. pp. 125-138

Bibtex

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