Ethnic Favoritism in Education in Kenya

@article{Kramon2016EthnicFI,
  title={Ethnic Favoritism in Education in Kenya},
  author={Eric Kramon and Daniel N. Posner},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Political Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={11},
  pages={1-58}
}
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