Clergy in Place in England: Bias to the Poor or Inverse Care Law?

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Clergy in Place in England : Bias to the Poor or Inverse Care Law? / Hirst, Michael Anthony.

In: Population, Space and Place, 11.2017.

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Hirst, MA 2017, 'Clergy in Place in England: Bias to the Poor or Inverse Care Law?', Population, Space and Place. https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2068

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Hirst, M. A. (2017). Clergy in Place in England: Bias to the Poor or Inverse Care Law? Population, Space and Place. https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2068

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Hirst, Michael Anthony. / Clergy in Place in England : Bias to the Poor or Inverse Care Law?. In: Population, Space and Place. 2017.

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