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The golden years: Men from the Forbes 400 have much younger wives when remarrying than the general US population

Pollet, T., Pratt, S. E., Edwards, G. & Stulp, G., 2013, In : Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science. 4, 1, p. 5-8 4 p.

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Pollet, T., Pratt, S. E., Edwards, G., & Stulp, G. (2013). The golden years: Men from the Forbes 400 have much younger wives when remarrying than the general US population. Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science, 4(1), 5-8. https://doi.org/10.5178/lebs.2013.25

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Pollet, Thomas ; Pratt, S.E. ; Edwards, G. ; Stulp, Gert. / The golden years : Men from the Forbes 400 have much younger wives when remarrying than the general US population. In: Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science. 2013 ; Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 5-8.

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Pollet, T, Pratt, SE, Edwards, G & Stulp, G 2013, 'The golden years: Men from the Forbes 400 have much younger wives when remarrying than the general US population', Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 5-8. https://doi.org/10.5178/lebs.2013.25

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The golden years : Men from the Forbes 400 have much younger wives when remarrying than the general US population. / Pollet, Thomas; Pratt, S.E.; Edwards, G.; Stulp, Gert.

In: Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2013, p. 5-8.

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Pollet T, Pratt SE, Edwards G, Stulp G. The golden years: Men from the Forbes 400 have much younger wives when remarrying than the general US population. Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science. 2013;4(1):5-8. https://doi.org/10.5178/lebs.2013.25


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