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Declining racial disadvantage in the British labour market. / Iganski, Paul; Payne, Geoff.

In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1, 1996, p. 113-134.

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Iganski, P & Payne, G 1996, 'Declining racial disadvantage in the British labour market', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 113-134. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.1996.9993901

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Iganski, Paul ; Payne, Geoff. / Declining racial disadvantage in the British labour market. In: Ethnic and Racial Studies. 1996 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 113-134.

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