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Family expenditures post-welfare reform in the UK: Are low-income families starting to catch up? / Gregg, PA; Waldfogel, J; Washbrook, EV.

In: Labour Economics, Vol. 13 (6), 12.2006, p. 721 - 746.

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Gregg, PA ; Waldfogel, J ; Washbrook, EV. / Family expenditures post-welfare reform in the UK: Are low-income families starting to catch up?. In: Labour Economics. 2006 ; Vol. 13 (6). pp. 721 - 746.

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