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Capabilities, contributive injustice and unequal divisions of labour. / Sayer, Andrew.

In: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2012, p. 580-596.

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Sayer, A 2012, 'Capabilities, contributive injustice and unequal divisions of labour', Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 580-596. https://doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2012.693069

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Sayer, Andrew. / Capabilities, contributive injustice and unequal divisions of labour. In: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. 2012 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 580-596.

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