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Welfare conditionality in lived experience: aggregating qualitative longitudinal research

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Welfare conditionality in lived experience : aggregating qualitative longitudinal research. / Wright, Sharon; Patrick, Ruth.

In: Social Policy and Society, Vol. 18, No. 4, 01.10.2019, p. 597-613.

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Wright, S & Patrick, R 2019, 'Welfare conditionality in lived experience: aggregating qualitative longitudinal research', Social Policy and Society, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 597-613. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746419000204

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Wright, S., & Patrick, R. (2019). Welfare conditionality in lived experience: aggregating qualitative longitudinal research. Social Policy and Society, 18(4), 597-613. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746419000204

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Wright S, Patrick R. Welfare conditionality in lived experience: aggregating qualitative longitudinal research. Social Policy and Society. 2019 Oct 1;18(4):597-613. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746419000204

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Wright, Sharon ; Patrick, Ruth. / Welfare conditionality in lived experience : aggregating qualitative longitudinal research. In: Social Policy and Society. 2019 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 597-613.

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