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Published by Canoe Press University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica .
Written in English



  • Caribbean, English-speaking


  • Poor -- Caribbean, English-speaking -- Congresses.,
  • Social planning -- Caribbean, English-speaking -- Congresses.,
  • Caribbean, English-speaking -- Economic conditions -- Congresses.,
  • Caribbean, English-speaking -- Social conditions -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Norman Girvan ; with a foreword by Owen S. Arthur.
ContributionsGirvan, Norman, 1941-, UNICEF., Consortium Graduate School of Social Sciences., Caribbean Symposium on Social Development (1995 : Barbados)
LC ClassificationsHC155.5.Z9 P67 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 157 p. :
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL765781M
ISBN 109768125365
LC Control Number97163678

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