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Maternity rights and mothers' return to work. / Burgess, S.M; Gregg, P.A; Propper, C; Washbrook, E.V.

In: Labour Economics, Vol. 15, No. 2, 04.2008, p. 168 - 201.

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Burgess, SM, Gregg, PA, Propper, C & Washbrook, EV 2008, 'Maternity rights and mothers' return to work', Labour Economics, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 168 - 201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2005.05.010

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Burgess, S.M ; Gregg, P.A ; Propper, C ; Washbrook, E.V. / Maternity rights and mothers' return to work. In: Labour Economics. 2008 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 168 - 201.

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