Earmarked paternity leave and the relative income within couples

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Earmarked paternity leave and the relative income within couples. / Druedahl, Jeppe; Ejrnæs, Mette; Jørgensen, Thomas Høgholm.

In: Economics Letters, Vol. 180, 07.2019, p. 85-88.

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Druedahl, J, Ejrnæs, M & Jørgensen, TH 2019, 'Earmarked paternity leave and the relative income within couples', Economics Letters, vol. 180, pp. 85-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2019.04.018

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Druedahl, J., Ejrnæs, M., & Jørgensen, T. H. (2019). Earmarked paternity leave and the relative income within couples. Economics Letters, 180, 85-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2019.04.018

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Druedahl J, Ejrnæs M, Jørgensen TH. Earmarked paternity leave and the relative income within couples. Economics Letters. 2019 Jul;180:85-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2019.04.018

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Druedahl, Jeppe ; Ejrnæs, Mette ; Jørgensen, Thomas Høgholm. / Earmarked paternity leave and the relative income within couples. In: Economics Letters. 2019 ; Vol. 180. pp. 85-88.

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