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Pragmatic, progressive, problematic: Addressing vulnerability through a local street sex work partnership initiative

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Pragmatic, progressive, problematic: Addressing vulnerability through a local street sex work partnership initiative. / Brown, Kate; Sanders, Teela .

In: Social Policy and Society, Vol. 16, No. 3, 01.07.2017, p. 429-441.

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Brown, K & Sanders, T 2017, 'Pragmatic, progressive, problematic: Addressing vulnerability through a local street sex work partnership initiative', Social Policy and Society, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 429-441. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746416000634

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Brown, K., & Sanders, T. (2017). Pragmatic, progressive, problematic: Addressing vulnerability through a local street sex work partnership initiative. Social Policy and Society, 16(3), 429-441. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746416000634

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Brown K, Sanders T. Pragmatic, progressive, problematic: Addressing vulnerability through a local street sex work partnership initiative. Social Policy and Society. 2017 Jul 1;16(3):429-441. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746416000634

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Brown, Kate ; Sanders, Teela . / Pragmatic, progressive, problematic: Addressing vulnerability through a local street sex work partnership initiative. In: Social Policy and Society. 2017 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 429-441.

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