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Obesity, social inequality and economic rationality: an overview

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Obesity, social inequality and economic rationality : an overview. / Dam, Thea; Jensen, Jørgen Dejgård; Kærgård, Niels.

I: Acta Agriculturæ Scandinavica C - Food Economics, Bind 5, Nr. 3, 2008, s. 124-137.

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Dam, T, Jensen, JD & Kærgård, N 2008, 'Obesity, social inequality and economic rationality: an overview', Acta Agriculturæ Scandinavica C - Food Economics, bind 5, nr. 3, s. 124-137. https://doi.org/10.1080/16507540903034915

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Dam, T., Jensen, J. D., & Kærgård, N. (2008). Obesity, social inequality and economic rationality: an overview. Acta Agriculturæ Scandinavica C - Food Economics, 5(3), 124-137. https://doi.org/10.1080/16507540903034915

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Dam T, Jensen JD, Kærgård N. Obesity, social inequality and economic rationality: an overview. Acta Agriculturæ Scandinavica C - Food Economics. 2008;5(3):124-137. https://doi.org/10.1080/16507540903034915

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Dam, Thea ; Jensen, Jørgen Dejgård ; Kærgård, Niels. / Obesity, social inequality and economic rationality : an overview. I: Acta Agriculturæ Scandinavica C - Food Economics. 2008 ; Bind 5, Nr. 3. s. 124-137.

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