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Burglary and income inequality. / Chiu, W. Henry; Madden, Paul.

In: Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 69, No. 1, 01.07.1998, p. 123-141.

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Chiu, WH & Madden, P 1998, 'Burglary and income inequality', Journal of Public Economics, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 123-141.

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Chiu, W. H., & Madden, P. (1998). Burglary and income inequality. Journal of Public Economics, 69(1), 123-141.

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Chiu WH, Madden P. Burglary and income inequality. Journal of Public Economics. 1998 Jul 1;69(1):123-141.

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Chiu, W. Henry ; Madden, Paul. / Burglary and income inequality. In: Journal of Public Economics. 1998 ; Vol. 69, No. 1. pp. 123-141.

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