Psychometric Validation of the Revised Family Affluence Scale: a Latent Variable Approach

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Psychometric Validation of the Revised Family Affluence Scale : a Latent Variable Approach. / Torsheim, Torbjorn; Cavallo, Franco; Levin, Kate Ann; Schnohr, Christina; Mazur, Joanna; Niclasen, Birgit; Currie, Candace.

In: Child Indicators Research, Vol. 9, No. 3, 09.2016, p. 771-784.

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Torsheim, T, Cavallo, F, Levin, KA, Schnohr, C, Mazur, J, Niclasen, B & Currie, C 2016, 'Psychometric Validation of the Revised Family Affluence Scale: a Latent Variable Approach', Child Indicators Research, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 771-784. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-015-9339-x

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Torsheim, T., Cavallo, F., Levin, K. A., Schnohr, C., Mazur, J., Niclasen, B., & Currie, C. (2016). Psychometric Validation of the Revised Family Affluence Scale: a Latent Variable Approach. Child Indicators Research, 9(3), 771-784. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-015-9339-x

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Torsheim T, Cavallo F, Levin KA, Schnohr C, Mazur J, Niclasen B et al. Psychometric Validation of the Revised Family Affluence Scale: a Latent Variable Approach. Child Indicators Research. 2016 Sep;9(3):771-784. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-015-9339-x

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Torsheim, Torbjorn ; Cavallo, Franco ; Levin, Kate Ann ; Schnohr, Christina ; Mazur, Joanna ; Niclasen, Birgit ; Currie, Candace. / Psychometric Validation of the Revised Family Affluence Scale : a Latent Variable Approach. In: Child Indicators Research. 2016 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 771-784.

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