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Informal Cost of Dementia Care- A Proxy-Good Valuation in Ireland

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Informal Cost of Dementia Care- A Proxy-Good Valuation in Ireland. / Trepel, Dominic.

In: The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 42, No. 4, 01.10.2011, p. 479-503.

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Trepel, D 2011, 'Informal Cost of Dementia Care- A Proxy-Good Valuation in Ireland', The Economic and Social Review, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 479-503.

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Trepel, D. (2011). Informal Cost of Dementia Care- A Proxy-Good Valuation in Ireland. The Economic and Social Review, 42(4), 479-503.

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Trepel D. Informal Cost of Dementia Care- A Proxy-Good Valuation in Ireland. The Economic and Social Review. 2011 Oct 1;42(4):479-503.

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Trepel, Dominic. / Informal Cost of Dementia Care- A Proxy-Good Valuation in Ireland. In: The Economic and Social Review. 2011 ; Vol. 42, No. 4. pp. 479-503.

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