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Mother’s health after baby’s birth: does delivery method matter?

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Mother’s health after baby’s birth: does delivery method matter? / Tonei, Valentina.

In: Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 63, 07.12.2018, p. 182-196.

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Tonei, V 2018, 'Mother’s health after baby’s birth: does delivery method matter?', Journal of Health Economics, vol. 63, pp. 182-196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2018.11.006

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Tonei, V. (2018). Mother’s health after baby’s birth: does delivery method matter? Journal of Health Economics, 63, 182-196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2018.11.006

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Tonei V. Mother’s health after baby’s birth: does delivery method matter? Journal of Health Economics. 2018 Dec 7;63:182-196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2018.11.006

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Tonei, Valentina. / Mother’s health after baby’s birth: does delivery method matter?. In: Journal of Health Economics. 2018 ; Vol. 63. pp. 182-196.

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