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Explaining early exit rates from the Royal Navy. / Jaffry, Shabbar; Ghulam, Yaseen; Apostolakis, A.

In: Defence and Peace Economics, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2013, p. 339-369.

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Jaffry, S, Ghulam, Y & Apostolakis, A 2013, 'Explaining early exit rates from the Royal Navy', Defence and Peace Economics, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 339-369. https://doi.org/10.1080/10242694.2012.695035

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Jaffry, Shabbar ; Ghulam, Yaseen ; Apostolakis, A. / Explaining early exit rates from the Royal Navy. In: Defence and Peace Economics. 2013 ; Vol. 22, No. 4. pp. 339-369.

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