School Spirit: Exploring the Long-Term Effects of the U.S. Temperance Movement on Educational Attainment

  title={School Spirit: Exploring the Long-Term Effects of the U.S. Temperance Movement on Educational Attainment},
  author={Andrew Francis-Tan and Cheryl H Tan and Ruhan Zhang},
  journal={Labor: Human Capital eJournal},


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  • J. Nilsson
  • Economics
    Journal of Political Economy
  • 2017
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