Toward a theory of training people for the war on poverty
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Published by Vantage Press in New York .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Occupational training -- United States.,
  • Economic assistance, Domestic -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 164-170.

Statementby Edward J. Blakely.
LC ClassificationsHD5715.2 .B55
The Physical Object
Pagination170 p.
Number of Pages170
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5452495M
ISBN 100533003016
LC Control Number73154592

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