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‘It is hard to stay in England’: itineraries, routes, and dead ends : an (im)mobility study of nurses who became carers

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‘It is hard to stay in England’ : itineraries, routes, and dead ends : an (im)mobility study of nurses who became carers. / Cuban, Sondra.

In: Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Vol. 40, No. 2, 03.2010, p. 185-198.

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Cuban, Sondra. / ‘It is hard to stay in England’ : itineraries, routes, and dead ends : an (im)mobility study of nurses who became carers. In: Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. 2010 ; Vol. 40, No. 2. pp. 185-198.

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