Municipal Housekeeping

@article{Carruthers2015MunicipalH,
  title={Municipal Housekeeping},
  author={Celeste K. Carruthers and Marianne H. Wanamaker},
  journal={The Journal of Human Resources},
  year={2015},
  volume={50},
  pages={837 - 872}
}
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