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Explaining Optimistic Old Age Disability and Longevity Expectations

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  • Joan Costa-Font

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  • Joan Costa-Font & Montserrat Costa-Font, 2011. "Explaining Optimistic Old Age Disability and Longevity Expectations," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 104(3), pages 533-544, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:104:y:2011:i:3:p:533-544
    DOI: 10.1007/s11205-010-9760-y
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    1. Costa-Font, Joan, 2017. "“Institutionalization aversion” and the willingness to pay for home health care," Journal of Housing Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 62-69.

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