Time Banking and Health: The Role of a Community Currency Organization in Enhancing Well-Being

@article{Lasker2011TimeBA,
  title={Time Banking and Health: The Role of a Community Currency Organization in Enhancing Well-Being},
  author={Judith N Lasker and Ed Collom and Tara Bealer and Erin Niclaus and Jessica Young Keefe and Zane Kratzer and Lauren L. Baldasari and Ethan Kramer and Rachel Mandeville and Julia Duarte Schulman and Danielle Suchow and Abby S Letcher and Anne Rogers and Kathy Perlow},
  journal={Health Promotion Practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={102 - 115}
}
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