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No place for old women: a critical inquiry into age in later working life. / Lotherington, Ann Therese; Obstfelder, Aud; Halford, Susan.

In: Ageing and Society, 07.2017, p. 1-23.

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Lotherington, Ann Therese ; Obstfelder, Aud ; Halford, Susan. / No place for old women: a critical inquiry into age in later working life. In: Ageing and Society. 2017 ; pp. 1-23.

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