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The Role of Bequests in Shaping Wealth Inequality: Evidence from Danish Wealth Records

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The Role of Bequests in Shaping Wealth Inequality: Evidence from Danish Wealth Records. / Boserup, Simon Halphen; Kopczuk, Wojciech; Kreiner, Claus Thustrup.

I: The American Economic Review, Bind 106, Nr. 5, 2016, s. 656-661.

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Boserup, SH, Kopczuk, W & Kreiner, CT 2016, 'The Role of Bequests in Shaping Wealth Inequality: Evidence from Danish Wealth Records' The American Economic Review, bind 106, nr. 5, s. 656-661. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20161036

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Boserup, S. H., Kopczuk, W., & Kreiner, C. T. (2016). The Role of Bequests in Shaping Wealth Inequality: Evidence from Danish Wealth Records. The American Economic Review, 106(5), 656-661. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20161036

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Boserup SH, Kopczuk W, Kreiner CT. The Role of Bequests in Shaping Wealth Inequality: Evidence from Danish Wealth Records. The American Economic Review. 2016;106(5):656-661. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20161036

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Boserup, Simon Halphen ; Kopczuk, Wojciech ; Kreiner, Claus Thustrup. / The Role of Bequests in Shaping Wealth Inequality: Evidence from Danish Wealth Records. I: The American Economic Review. 2016 ; Bind 106, Nr. 5. s. 656-661.

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