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The efficiency of public schools : the case of Kuwait. / Burney, Nadeem A.; Johnes, Jill; Al-Enezi, Mohammed et al.

In: Education Economics, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2013, p. 360-379.

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Burney, NA, Johnes, J, Al-Enezi, M & Al-Musallam, M 2013, 'The efficiency of public schools: the case of Kuwait', Education Economics, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 360-379. https://doi.org/10.1080/09645292.2011.595580

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Burney, N. A., Johnes, J., Al-Enezi, M., & Al-Musallam, M. (2013). The efficiency of public schools: the case of Kuwait. Education Economics, 21(4), 360-379. https://doi.org/10.1080/09645292.2011.595580

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Burney NA, Johnes J, Al-Enezi M, Al-Musallam M. The efficiency of public schools: the case of Kuwait. Education Economics. 2013;21(4):360-379. Epub 2011 Sep 6. doi: 10.1080/09645292.2011.595580

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Burney, Nadeem A. ; Johnes, Jill ; Al-Enezi, Mohammed et al. / The efficiency of public schools : the case of Kuwait. In: Education Economics. 2013 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 360-379.

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