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Time preferences, study effort, and academic performance

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Time preferences, study effort, and academic performance. / Non, J.A.; Tempelaar, D.T.

Maastricht : Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market, 2014. (ROA Research Memoranda; No. 004).

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Non, JA & Tempelaar, DT 2014 'Time preferences, study effort, and academic performance' ROA Research Memoranda, no. 004, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market, Maastricht.

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Non, J. A., & Tempelaar, D. T. (2014). Time preferences, study effort, and academic performance. (ROA Research Memoranda; No. 004). Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.

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Non JA, Tempelaar DT. Time preferences, study effort, and academic performance. Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market. 2014 Jan 1. (ROA Research Memoranda; 004).

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Non, J.A. ; Tempelaar, D.T. / Time preferences, study effort, and academic performance. Maastricht : Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market, 2014. (ROA Research Memoranda; 004).

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