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Consumption and Children. / Browning, Martin; Ejrnæs, Mette.

I: Review of Economics and Statistics, Bind 91, Nr. 1, 2009, s. 93-111.

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Browning, M & Ejrnæs, M 2009, 'Consumption and Children', Review of Economics and Statistics, bind 91, nr. 1, s. 93-111. https://doi.org/10.1162/rest.91.1.93

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Browning, M., & Ejrnæs, M. (2009). Consumption and Children. Review of Economics and Statistics, 91(1), 93-111. https://doi.org/10.1162/rest.91.1.93

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Browning M, Ejrnæs M. Consumption and Children. Review of Economics and Statistics. 2009;91(1):93-111. https://doi.org/10.1162/rest.91.1.93

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Browning, Martin ; Ejrnæs, Mette. / Consumption and Children. I: Review of Economics and Statistics. 2009 ; Bind 91, Nr. 1. s. 93-111.

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