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Conceptualising integration: a framework for empirical research, taking marriage migration as a case study

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Conceptualising integration : a framework for empirical research, taking marriage migration as a case study. / Spencer, Sarah; Charsley, Katharine.

In: Comparative Migration Studies, Vol. 4, 18, 06.10.2016.

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