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The concept of poverty; Working papers on methods of investigation and life-styles of the poor in different countries

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Published by American Elsevier .
Written in English


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Number of Pages260
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Open LibraryOL7529882M
ISBN 100444196404
ISBN 109780444196408
OCLC/WorldCa99438

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