Linking Changes in Inequality in Life Expectancy and Mortality: Evidence from Denmark and the United States

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Linking Changes in Inequality in Life Expectancy and Mortality : Evidence from Denmark and the United States. / B. Dahl, Gordon; Kreiner, Claus Thustrup; Nielsen, Torben Heien; Serena, Benjamin Ly.

2020.

Publikation: Working paperForskning

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B. Dahl, G, Kreiner, CT, Nielsen, TH & Serena, BL 2020 'Linking Changes in Inequality in Life Expectancy and Mortality: Evidence from Denmark and the United States'.

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B. Dahl, G., Kreiner, C. T., Nielsen, T. H., & Serena, B. L. (2020). Linking Changes in Inequality in Life Expectancy and Mortality: Evidence from Denmark and the United States. CESifo Working Papers, Nr. 8417

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B. Dahl G, Kreiner CT, Nielsen TH, Serena BL. Linking Changes in Inequality in Life Expectancy and Mortality: Evidence from Denmark and the United States. 2020.

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B. Dahl, Gordon ; Kreiner, Claus Thustrup ; Nielsen, Torben Heien ; Serena, Benjamin Ly. / Linking Changes in Inequality in Life Expectancy and Mortality : Evidence from Denmark and the United States. 2020. (CESifo Working Papers; Nr. 8417).

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