Nepotism, incentives and the academic success of college students

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GEVREK, Deniz, Z. Eylem GEVREK, 2010. Nepotism, incentives and the academic success of college students. In: Labour Economics. 17(3), pp. 581-591. ISSN 0927-5371. eISSN 1879-1034. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.labeco.2009.11.001

@article{Gevrek2010-06Nepot-38998, title={Nepotism, incentives and the academic success of college students}, year={2010}, doi={10.1016/j.labeco.2009.11.001}, number={3}, volume={17}, issn={0927-5371}, journal={Labour Economics}, pages={581--591}, author={Gevrek, Deniz and Gevrek, Z. Eylem} }

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