Children as Economic Agents

  title={Children as Economic Agents},
  author={Deborah Levison},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={125 - 134}
  • D. Levison
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Feminist Economics
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