Poverty and population a factual study of contemporary social waste by Richard Morris Titmuss

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  • Great Britain.


  • Public health -- Great Britain.,
  • Poor -- Great Britain.,
  • Great Britain -- Population.,
  • Great Britain -- Statistics, Vital.

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Bibliography: p. 311-316.

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Other titlesSocial waste, A factual study of contemporary.
Statementby Richard M. Titmuss.
LC ClassificationsHB3583 .T55
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 320 p.
Number of Pages320
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Open LibraryOL6390989M
LC Control Number39021888

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