Are the Elderly a Threat to Educational Expenditures?

@article{Cattaneo2007AreTE,
  title={Are the Elderly a Threat to Educational Expenditures?},
  author={Alejandra Cattaneo and Stefan C. Wolter},
  journal={Public Economics: National Government Expenditures \& Related Policies eJournal},
  year={2007}
}
  • Alejandra CattaneoS. Wolter
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Education, Economics
  • Public Economics: National Government Expenditures & Related Policies eJournal

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