Department of Economics and Business Economics

Marianne Simonsen

Spillover Effects of Early-Life Medical Interventions

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Spillover Effects of Early-Life Medical Interventions. / Breining, Sanni Nørgaard; Daysal, N. Meltem; Simonsen, Marianne; Trandafir, Mircea.

2015.

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Breining, S. N., Daysal, N. M., Simonsen, M., & Trandafir, M. (2015). Spillover Effects of Early-Life Medical Interventions. IZA Discussion Paper, No. 9086

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Breining, Sanni Nørgaard et al. Spillover Effects of Early-Life Medical Interventions. (IZA Discussion Paper; Journal number 9086). 2015., 80 p.

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Breining, Sanni Nørgaard ; Daysal, N. Meltem ; Simonsen, Marianne ; Trandafir, Mircea. / Spillover Effects of Early-Life Medical Interventions. 2015. (IZA Discussion Paper; No. 9086).

Bibtex

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