Focusing on Care : Family Policy and Problems of Analysis

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WOODS, Dorian R., 2006. Focusing on Care : Family Policy and Problems of Analysis

@techreport{Woods2006Focus-34585, series={WiP Wirtschaft & Politik Working Paper}, title={Focusing on Care : Family Policy and Problems of Analysis}, year={2006}, number={30-2006}, author={Woods, Dorian R.}, note={ISSN 1614-5925} }

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