Measuring aspects of social capital in a gerontological perspective

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Measuring aspects of social capital in a gerontological perspective. / Poulsen, Tine; Christensen, Ulla; Lund, Rikke; Avlund, Kirsten.

I: European Journal of Ageing, Bind 8, Nr. 4, 01.12.2011, s. 221-232.

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Poulsen, T, Christensen, U, Lund, R & Avlund, K 2011, 'Measuring aspects of social capital in a gerontological perspective', European Journal of Ageing, bind 8, nr. 4, s. 221-232. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1007/s10433-011-0205-5

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Poulsen, T., Christensen, U., Lund, R., & Avlund, K. (2011). Measuring aspects of social capital in a gerontological perspective. European Journal of Ageing, 8(4), 221-232. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1007/s10433-011-0205-5

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Poulsen T, Christensen U, Lund R, Avlund K. Measuring aspects of social capital in a gerontological perspective. European Journal of Ageing. 2011 dec 1;8(4):221-232. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1007/s10433-011-0205-5

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Poulsen, Tine ; Christensen, Ulla ; Lund, Rikke ; Avlund, Kirsten. / Measuring aspects of social capital in a gerontological perspective. I: European Journal of Ageing. 2011 ; Bind 8, Nr. 4. s. 221-232.

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