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Should I Care or Should I Work? The Impact of Working in Older Age on Caregiving

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Should I Care or Should I Work? The Impact of Working in Older Age on Caregiving. / Avendano Pabon, Mauricio; Carrino, Ludovico; Nafilyan, Vahe Louis.

23. ed. York : HEDG York Working Paper Series, 2019.

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Harvard

Avendano Pabon, M, Carrino, L & Nafilyan, VL 2019 'Should I Care or Should I Work? The Impact of Working in Older Age on Caregiving' 23 edn, HEDG York Working Paper Series, York.

APA

Avendano Pabon, M., Carrino, L., & Nafilyan, V. L. (2019). Should I Care or Should I Work? The Impact of Working in Older Age on Caregiving. (23 ed.) York: HEDG York Working Paper Series.

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Avendano Pabon M, Carrino L, Nafilyan VL. Should I Care or Should I Work? The Impact of Working in Older Age on Caregiving. 23 ed. York: HEDG York Working Paper Series. 2019 Oct 1.

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Avendano Pabon, Mauricio ; Carrino, Ludovico ; Nafilyan, Vahe Louis. / Should I Care or Should I Work? The Impact of Working in Older Age on Caregiving. 23. ed. York : HEDG York Working Paper Series, 2019.

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