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The attainment of self-consistency through gender in young children. / Warin, Jo.

In: Sex Roles, Vol. 42, No. 3-4, 2000, p. 209-231.

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Warin, Jo. / The attainment of self-consistency through gender in young children. In: Sex Roles. 2000 ; Vol. 42, No. 3-4. pp. 209-231.

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