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Out of touch: local government and disabled people's employment needs. / Piggott, Linda A.; Sapey, Bob J.

In: Disability and Society, Vol. 20, No. 6, 10.2005, p. 599-611.

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Piggott, Linda A. ; Sapey, Bob J. / Out of touch: local government and disabled people's employment needs. In: Disability and Society. 2005 ; Vol. 20, No. 6. pp. 599-611.

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