Employment, unemployment, and underemployment in Latin America
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Employment, unemployment, and underemployment in Latin America by Gregory, Peter

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Published by Latin American Institute, University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M .
Written in English



  • Latin America.


  • Labor supply -- Latin America.,
  • Unemployment -- Latin America.,
  • Underemployment -- Latin America.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 43-45.

Statementby Peter Gregory.
SeriesResearch paper / Latin American Institute, the University of New Mexico ;, 3 (Mar. 1981), Research paper series (University of New Mexico. Latin American Institute) ;, 3.
LC ClassificationsHD5730.5.A6 G74 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination45 p. ;
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3924507M
LC Control Number81622138

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