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The impact of China’s one-child policy on intergenerational and gender relations. / Hu, Yang; Shi, Xuezhu .

In: Contemporary Social Science, Vol. 15, No. 3, 01.06.2020, p. 360-377.

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Hu, Yang ; Shi, Xuezhu . / The impact of China’s one-child policy on intergenerational and gender relations. In: Contemporary Social Science. 2020 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 360-377.

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