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Genetic predictors of educational attainment and intelligence test performance predict voter turnout

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Genetic predictors of educational attainment and intelligence test performance predict voter turnout. / Aarøe, Lene; Appadurai, Vivek; Hansen, Kasper M et al.

I: Nature Human Behavior, Bind 5, Nr. 2, 02.2021, s. 281-291.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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Aarøe, L, Appadurai, V, Hansen, KM, Schork, AJ, Werge, T, Mors, O, Børglum, AD, Hougaard, DM, Nordentoft, M, Mortensen, PB, Thompson, WK, Buil, A, Agerbo, E & Petersen, MB 2021, 'Genetic predictors of educational attainment and intelligence test performance predict voter turnout', Nature Human Behavior, bind 5, nr. 2, s. 281-291. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-00952-2

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Aarøe, L., Appadurai, V., Hansen, K. M., Schork, A. J., Werge, T., Mors, O., Børglum, A. D., Hougaard, D. M., Nordentoft, M., Mortensen, P. B., Thompson, W. K., Buil, A., Agerbo, E., & Petersen, M. B. (2021). Genetic predictors of educational attainment and intelligence test performance predict voter turnout. Nature Human Behavior, 5(2), 281-291. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-00952-2

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Aarøe L, Appadurai V, Hansen KM, Schork AJ, Werge T, Mors O, Børglum AD, Hougaard DM, Nordentoft M, Mortensen PB, et al. 2021. Genetic predictors of educational attainment and intelligence test performance predict voter turnout. Nature Human Behavior. 5(2):281-291. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-00952-2

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Aarøe, Lene ; Appadurai, Vivek ; Hansen, Kasper M et al. / Genetic predictors of educational attainment and intelligence test performance predict voter turnout. I: Nature Human Behavior. 2021 ; Bind 5, Nr. 2. s. 281-291.

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AU - Børglum, Anders D

AU - Hougaard, David M

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