Some current problems in social security

proceedings of the Second Annual Social Security Conference by Social Security Conference (2nd 1959 University of Michigan)

Publisher: The Center, Publisher: The Institute in Ann Arbor, Mich

Written in English
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Statement[sponsored by] Labor and Industrial Relations Center, Michigan State University, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University.
ContributionsMichigan State University. Labor and Industrial Relations Center.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 91/07524 (H)
The Physical Object
Pagination73 leaves ;
Number of Pages73
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Open LibraryOL1673750M
LC Control Number91815619

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