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Relative risk aversion among the elderly

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  • Bellante, Don
  • Green, Carole A.

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  • Bellante, Don & Green, Carole A., 2004. "Relative risk aversion among the elderly," Review of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 13(3), pages 269-281.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:revfin:v:13:y:2004:i:3:p:269-281
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