Racial Segregation and the Black-White Test Score Gap

@article{Card2006RacialSA,
  title={Racial Segregation and the Black-White Test Score Gap},
  author={David Card and Jesse Rothstein},
  journal={IO: Empirical Studies of Firms \& Markets},
  year={2006}
}

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