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Climate risk, culture and the Covid-19 mortality : A cross-country analysis. / Ozkan, Aydin; Ozkan, Gulcin; Yalaman, Abdullah et al.

In: WORLD DEVELOPMENT, Vol. 141, 105412, 05.2021.

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Ozkan, A, Ozkan, G, Yalaman, A & Yildiz, Y 2021, 'Climate risk, culture and the Covid-19 mortality: A cross-country analysis', WORLD DEVELOPMENT, vol. 141, 105412. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105412

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Ozkan, A., Ozkan, G., Yalaman, A., & Yildiz, Y. (2021). Climate risk, culture and the Covid-19 mortality: A cross-country analysis. WORLD DEVELOPMENT, 141, [105412]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105412

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Ozkan A, Ozkan G, Yalaman A, Yildiz Y. Climate risk, culture and the Covid-19 mortality: A cross-country analysis. WORLD DEVELOPMENT. 2021 May;141. 105412. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105412

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Ozkan, Aydin ; Ozkan, Gulcin ; Yalaman, Abdullah et al. / Climate risk, culture and the Covid-19 mortality : A cross-country analysis. In: WORLD DEVELOPMENT. 2021 ; Vol. 141.

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