The future of social security

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The future of social security. / Gonzalez-Eiras, Martin; Niepelt, Dirk.

I: Journal of Monetary Economics, Bind 55, Nr. 2, 03.2008, s. 197-218.

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Gonzalez-Eiras, M & Niepelt, D 2008, 'The future of social security', Journal of Monetary Economics, bind 55, nr. 2, s. 197-218.

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Gonzalez-Eiras, M., & Niepelt, D. (2008). The future of social security. Journal of Monetary Economics, 55(2), 197-218.

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Gonzalez-Eiras M, Niepelt D. The future of social security. Journal of Monetary Economics. 2008 mar;55(2):197-218.

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Gonzalez-Eiras, Martin ; Niepelt, Dirk. / The future of social security. I: Journal of Monetary Economics. 2008 ; Bind 55, Nr. 2. s. 197-218.

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