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Paradox lost : disappearing female job satisfaction. / Green, Colin Peter; Heywood, John Spencer; Kler, Parvinder; Leeves, Gareth.

Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2016. p. 1-26.

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Green, CP, Heywood, JS, Kler, P & Leeves, G 2016 'Paradox lost: disappearing female job satisfaction' Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster, pp. 1-26.

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Green, C. P., Heywood, J. S., Kler, P., & Leeves, G. (2016). Paradox lost: disappearing female job satisfaction. (pp. 1-26). Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

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Green CP, Heywood JS, Kler P, Leeves G. Paradox lost: disappearing female job satisfaction. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics. 2016 Feb, p. 1-26.

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Green, Colin Peter ; Heywood, John Spencer ; Kler, Parvinder ; Leeves, Gareth. / Paradox lost : disappearing female job satisfaction. Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2016. pp. 1-26

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