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Explaining geographical variations in English rural infant mortality decline using place-centred reading

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Explaining geographical variations in English rural infant mortality decline using place-centred reading. / Hastings, Sarah; Gregory, Ian; Atkinson, Paul.

In: Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2015, p. 128-140.

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Hastings, S, Gregory, I & Atkinson, P 2015, 'Explaining geographical variations in English rural infant mortality decline using place-centred reading', Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 128-140. https://doi.org/10.1080/01615440.2014.995390

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Hastings, Sarah ; Gregory, Ian ; Atkinson, Paul. / Explaining geographical variations in English rural infant mortality decline using place-centred reading. In: Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History. 2015 ; Vol. 48, No. 3. pp. 128-140.

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