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Informal care in the long-term care system European Overview Paper

  title={Informal care in the long-term care system European Overview Paper},
  author={Judy Triantafillou and Stephanie Carretero and La Cordero and Karl Mingot},
under the Seventh Framework Programme Grant agreement no. 223037 European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (AT) • Ecole d'études sociales et pédagogiques (CH) • University of Southern Denmark (DK) • National Institute for Health and Welfare – THL (FI) • Institut de Recherche et Documentation en Economie de la Santé – IRDES (FR) • Institut für Soziale Infrastruktur (DE) • Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung – WZB (DE) • CMT Prooptiki ltd. (EL) • University of Valencia… 

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