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Wage supplements: in-work poverty and themes in social security policy for low pay

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Wage supplements : in-work poverty and themes in social security policy for low pay. / Grover, Christopher Geoffrey.

In: Journal of Social Security Law, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2017, p. 16-30.

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Grover, CG 2017, 'Wage supplements: in-work poverty and themes in social security policy for low pay', Journal of Social Security Law, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 16-30.

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Grover, Christopher Geoffrey. / Wage supplements : in-work poverty and themes in social security policy for low pay. In: Journal of Social Security Law. 2017 ; Vol. 24, No. 1. pp. 16-30.

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