Men’s (Mis)Perceptions of the Gender Threatening Consequences of Unemployment

  title={Men’s (Mis)Perceptions of the Gender Threatening Consequences of Unemployment},
  author={Kenneth S. Michniewicz and Joseph Vandello and Jennifer K. Bosson},
  journal={Sex Roles},
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