The significance of relocation for chronically poor families in the USA

  title={The significance of relocation for chronically poor families in the USA},
  author={Sheridan N. Bartlett},
  journal={Environment \& Urbanization},
  pages={121 - 132}
  • S. Bartlett
  • Published 1 April 1997
  • Economics
  • Environment & Urbanization
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