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Segregation in the classroom : an empirical test of the Schelling model

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RUOFF, Gabriele, Gerald SCHNEIDER, 2006. Segregation in the classroom : an empirical test of the Schelling model. In: Rationality and Society. 18(1), pp. 95-117. Available under: doi: 10.1177/1043463106060154

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