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Explaining Optimistic Old Age Disability and Longevity Expectations

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  • Joan Costa-Font

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  • Montserrat Costa-Font

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

Volume (Year): 104 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 533-544

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Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:104:y:2011:i:3:p:533-544

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Keywords: Risk perceptions; Cumulative risks; Optimism; Longevity; Disability in old age;

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