American women in poverty by Paul E. Zopf

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Published by Greenwood Press in New York .

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  • Poor women -- United States,
  • Women heads of households -- United States -- Economic conditions,
  • Cost and standard of living -- United States

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StatementPaul E. Zopf, Jr.
SeriesContributions in women"s studies,, no. 100
LC ClassificationsHV1445 .Z66 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 211 p. :
Number of Pages211
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2044426M
ISBN 100313259801
LC Control Number88021348

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