Successful ageing: A historical overview and critical analysis of a successful concept

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Successful ageing : A historical overview and critical analysis of a successful concept. / Bülow, Morten Hillgaard; Söderqvist, Thomas.

In: Journal of Aging Studies, Vol. 31, 07.11.2014, p. 139–149.

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Bülow, MH & Söderqvist, T 2014, 'Successful ageing: A historical overview and critical analysis of a successful concept', Journal of Aging Studies, vol. 31, pp. 139–149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2014.08.009

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Bülow, M. H., & Söderqvist, T. (2014). Successful ageing: A historical overview and critical analysis of a successful concept. Journal of Aging Studies, 31, 139–149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2014.08.009

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Bülow MH, Söderqvist T. Successful ageing: A historical overview and critical analysis of a successful concept. Journal of Aging Studies. 2014 Nov 7;31:139–149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2014.08.009

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Bülow, Morten Hillgaard ; Söderqvist, Thomas. / Successful ageing : A historical overview and critical analysis of a successful concept. In: Journal of Aging Studies. 2014 ; Vol. 31. pp. 139–149.

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