Solving the Care Crisis in Latin America through Market Solutions: The Case of Domestic Migrant Care Workers in Buenos Aires

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Solving the Care Crisis in Latin America through Market Solutions : The Case of Domestic Migrant Care Workers in Buenos Aires. / Abrahamson, Peter.

I: Politiche Sociali, Bind 2018, Nr. 1, 2018, s. 51-66.

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Abrahamson, P 2018, 'Solving the Care Crisis in Latin America through Market Solutions: The Case of Domestic Migrant Care Workers in Buenos Aires', Politiche Sociali, bind 2018, nr. 1, s. 51-66. https://doi.org/10.7389/89915

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Abrahamson, P. (2018). Solving the Care Crisis in Latin America through Market Solutions: The Case of Domestic Migrant Care Workers in Buenos Aires. Politiche Sociali, 2018(1), 51-66. https://doi.org/10.7389/89915

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Abrahamson P. Solving the Care Crisis in Latin America through Market Solutions: The Case of Domestic Migrant Care Workers in Buenos Aires. Politiche Sociali. 2018;2018(1):51-66. https://doi.org/10.7389/89915

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Abrahamson, Peter. / Solving the Care Crisis in Latin America through Market Solutions : The Case of Domestic Migrant Care Workers in Buenos Aires. I: Politiche Sociali. 2018 ; Bind 2018, Nr. 1. s. 51-66.

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