Poor Britain poverty, inequality and low pay in the nineties by Philip Pearson

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Published by Low Pay Unit in [London] .

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Statement[by Philip Pearson, Matilda Quiney] ; [edited by Peta Lunberg].
SeriesLow Pay Unit pamphlet -- no.56
ContributionsQuiney, Matilda., Lunberg, Peta., Low Pay Unit.
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Open LibraryOL21573109M

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