Learning from Others : An autoethnographic exploration of children and families social work, poverty and the capability approach. / Gupta, Anna.

In: Qualitative Social Work, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.07.2017, p. 449-464.

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Learning from Others : An autoethnographic exploration of children and families social work, poverty and the capability approach. / Gupta, Anna.

In: Qualitative Social Work, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.07.2017, p. 449-464.

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