Happiness and parental altruism in the United States

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Citation Formats
P. Derin Güre, “Happiness and parental altruism in the United States,” APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS, pp. 901–904, 2012, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/41101.