The Persistence of Skin Color Discrimination for Immigrants

@article{Hersch2010ThePO,
  title={The Persistence of Skin Color Discrimination for Immigrants},
  author={Joni Hersch},
  journal={Labor: Public Policy \& Regulation eJournal},
  year={2010}
}
  • J. Hersch
  • Published 20 October 2010
  • Economics
  • Labor: Public Policy & Regulation eJournal
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