Optimal Aging and Death

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Optimal Aging and Death. / Dalgaard, Carl-Johan Lars; Strulik, Holger.

Cambridge, Mass., 2010.

Publikation: Working paperForskning

Harvard

Dalgaard, C-JL & Strulik, H 2010 'Optimal Aging and Death' Cambridge, Mass.

APA

Dalgaard, C-J. L., & Strulik, H. (2010). Optimal Aging and Death. Cambridge, Mass.

Vancouver

Dalgaard C-JL, Strulik H. Optimal Aging and Death. Cambridge, Mass. 2010.

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Dalgaard, Carl-Johan Lars ; Strulik, Holger. / Optimal Aging and Death. Cambridge, Mass., 2010.

Bibtex

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PY - 2010

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KW - savings

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