Does it Pay to Work for Free? Negative Selection and the Wage Returns to Volunteer Experience. / Cozzi, Guido; Mantovan, Noemi; Sauer, Robert.

In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 79, No. 6, 12.2017, p. 1018-1045.

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Does it Pay to Work for Free? Negative Selection and the Wage Returns to Volunteer Experience. / Cozzi, Guido; Mantovan, Noemi; Sauer, Robert.

In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 79, No. 6, 12.2017, p. 1018-1045.

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Cozzi, G, Mantovan, N & Sauer, R 2017, 'Does it Pay to Work for Free? Negative Selection and the Wage Returns to Volunteer Experience', Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, vol. 79, no. 6, pp. 1018-1045. https://doi.org/10.1111/obes.12183

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Cozzi, G., Mantovan, N., & Sauer, R. (2017). Does it Pay to Work for Free? Negative Selection and the Wage Returns to Volunteer Experience. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 79(6), 1018-1045. https://doi.org/10.1111/obes.12183

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Cozzi G, Mantovan N, Sauer R. Does it Pay to Work for Free? Negative Selection and the Wage Returns to Volunteer Experience. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 2017 Dec;79(6):1018-1045. https://doi.org/10.1111/obes.12183

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Cozzi, Guido ; Mantovan, Noemi ; Sauer, Robert. / Does it Pay to Work for Free? Negative Selection and the Wage Returns to Volunteer Experience. In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 2017 ; Vol. 79, No. 6. pp. 1018-1045.

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