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Partnership penalties and bonuses created by UK welfare programs. / Anderberg, D; Kondylis, F; Walker, I.

In: CESifo Economic Studies, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2008, p. 1-21.

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Anderberg, D, Kondylis, F & Walker, I 2008, 'Partnership penalties and bonuses created by UK welfare programs', CESifo Economic Studies, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1093/cesifo/ifn001

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Anderberg D, Kondylis F, Walker I. Partnership penalties and bonuses created by UK welfare programs. CESifo Economic Studies. 2008;54(1):1-21. doi: 10.1093/cesifo/ifn001

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Anderberg, D ; Kondylis, F ; Walker, I. / Partnership penalties and bonuses created by UK welfare programs. In: CESifo Economic Studies. 2008 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 1-21.

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