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Gender inequality, corruption and economic development. / Forgues-Puccio, Gonzalo; Lauw, Erven.

In: Review of Development Economics, Vol. 25, No. 4, 12793, 11.11.2021, p. 2133-2156.

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Forgues-Puccio, G & Lauw, E 2021, 'Gender inequality, corruption and economic development', Review of Development Economics, vol. 25, no. 4, 12793, pp. 2133-2156. https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12793

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Forgues-Puccio, G., & Lauw, E. (2021). Gender inequality, corruption and economic development. Review of Development Economics, 25(4), 2133-2156. [12793]. https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12793

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Forgues-Puccio G, Lauw E. Gender inequality, corruption and economic development. Review of Development Economics. 2021 Nov 11;25(4):2133-2156. 12793. https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12793

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Forgues-Puccio, Gonzalo ; Lauw, Erven. / Gender inequality, corruption and economic development. In: Review of Development Economics. 2021 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 2133-2156.

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