No Man Left Behind: Effects of Emigration Prospects on Educational and Labour Outcomes of Non�?Migrants

  title={No Man Left Behind: Effects of Emigration Prospects on Educational and Labour Outcomes of Non�?Migrants},
  author={Slesh A. Shrestha},
  journal={Labor: Demographics \& Economics of the Family eJournal},
  • Slesh A. Shrestha
  • Published 1 March 2017
  • Economics
  • Labor: Demographics & Economics of the Family eJournal
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