Urban peasants and rural workers
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Urban peasants and rural workers making a living in the Third World by Timo Kortteinen

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Published by Finnish Anthropological Society in [Helsinki] .
Written in English


  • Cities and towns -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries -- Case studies.,
  • Income distribution -- Developing countries -- Case studies.,
  • Rural development -- Developing countries -- Case studies.,
  • Developing countries -- Economic conditions -- Case studies.,
  • Developing countries -- Social conditions -- Case studies.

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StatementTimo Kortteinen.
GenreCase studies.
SeriesTransaction of the Finnish Anthropological Society -- no. 43, Suomen Antropologisen Seuran toimituksia -- 43
LC ClassificationsHC79.I5 K67 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination185 p.
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19252325M
ISBN 109529573227

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