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Rich People, Poor People, and Environmental Concern : Evidence across Nations and Time. / Fairbrother, MH.

In: European Sociological Review, Vol. 29, No. 5, 10.2013, p. 910-922.

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Fairbrother, MH 2013, 'Rich People, Poor People, and Environmental Concern: Evidence across Nations and Time', European Sociological Review, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 910-922. https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcs068

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Fairbrother, MH. / Rich People, Poor People, and Environmental Concern : Evidence across Nations and Time. In: European Sociological Review. 2013 ; Vol. 29, No. 5. pp. 910-922.

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