Counting homelessness
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Counting homelessness statistics in Shades by Anne Pugh

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Published by Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, University of Manchester in Manchester .
Written in English


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Bibliography, p77-78.

StatementAnne Pugh.
SeriesWorking papers in applied social research -- no.8
ContributionsUniversity of Manchester. Faculty of Economic and Social Studies.
The Physical Object
Pagination78p. :
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19280539M
ISBN 100947556087

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