No welfare magnets – free movement and cross-border welfare in Germany and Denmark compared

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No welfare magnets – free movement and cross-border welfare in Germany and Denmark compared. / Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg; Werner, Benjamin.

In: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 26, No. 5, 2019, p. 637-655.

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Martinsen, DS & Werner, B 2019, 'No welfare magnets – free movement and cross-border welfare in Germany and Denmark compared', Journal of European Public Policy, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 637-655. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2018.1481136

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Martinsen, D. S., & Werner, B. (2019). No welfare magnets – free movement and cross-border welfare in Germany and Denmark compared. Journal of European Public Policy, 26(5), 637-655. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2018.1481136

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Martinsen DS, Werner B. No welfare magnets – free movement and cross-border welfare in Germany and Denmark compared. Journal of European Public Policy. 2019;26(5):637-655. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2018.1481136

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Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg ; Werner, Benjamin. / No welfare magnets – free movement and cross-border welfare in Germany and Denmark compared. In: Journal of European Public Policy. 2019 ; Vol. 26, No. 5. pp. 637-655.

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