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Public employment and urban poverty. by Bennett Harrison

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Published by Urban Institute in Washington .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Public service employment -- United States.,
  • Poor -- Employment -- United States.

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Includes bibliographical references.

SeriesAn Urban Institute paper 113-43, Urban Institute paper ;, 113-43.
LC ClassificationsHD5724 .H295
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p.
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4478965M
LC Control Number79306979

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