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The Allen Report: class, gender and disadvantage

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The Allen Report : class, gender and disadvantage. / Grover, Chris; Mason, Claire.

In: Families, Relationships and Societies, Vol. 2, No. 3, 11.2013, p. 355-369.

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Grover, C & Mason, C 2013, 'The Allen Report: class, gender and disadvantage', Families, Relationships and Societies, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 355-369. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674313X669829

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Grover, Chris ; Mason, Claire. / The Allen Report : class, gender and disadvantage. In: Families, Relationships and Societies. 2013 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 355-369.

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