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Environmental migration and labor markets in Nepal. / Maystadt, Jean-Francois; Mueller, Valerie; Sebastian, Ashwini.

Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2014. (Economics Working Paper Series; Vol. 2014, No. 16).

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Maystadt, J-F, Mueller, V & Sebastian, A 2014 'Environmental migration and labor markets in Nepal' Economics Working Paper Series, no. 16, vol. 2014, Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster.

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Maystadt, J-F., Mueller, V., & Sebastian, A. (2014). Environmental migration and labor markets in Nepal. (Economics Working Paper Series; Vol. 2014, No. 16). Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

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Maystadt J-F, Mueller V, Sebastian A. Environmental migration and labor markets in Nepal. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics. 2014. (Economics Working Paper Series; 16).

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Maystadt, Jean-Francois ; Mueller, Valerie ; Sebastian, Ashwini. / Environmental migration and labor markets in Nepal. Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2014. (Economics Working Paper Series; 16).

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