Nature of poverty in Greater Bombay a study of the social & psychological aspects of poverty by P. K. Muttagi

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Published by Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Bombay .

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StatementP.K. Muttagi & C.A.K. Yesudian.
LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 85/60313 (H)
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Pagination203 leaves
Number of Pages203
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Open LibraryOL2696926M
LC Control Number85908375

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Asmus has been writing and speaking on political and business issues for over twenty-five years. Barry lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, and they have two.Poverty can be caused by many factors- economic instability, lack of education, a natural disaster, or overpopulation.

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