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“Welfare Queens" and "Poor Carinas”: Social Constructions and the Mental Health of Welfare Clients

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“Welfare Queens" and "Poor Carinas”: Social Constructions and the Mental Health of Welfare Clients. / Bækgaard, Martin; Herd, Pamela; Moynihan, Donald.

2019. 1-16 Paper præsenteret ved Public Management Research Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

Publikation: KonferencebidragPaperForskningpeer review

Harvard

Bækgaard, M, Herd, P & Moynihan, D 2019, '“Welfare Queens" and "Poor Carinas”: Social Constructions and the Mental Health of Welfare Clients', Paper fremlagt ved Public Management Research Conference, Chapel Hill, USA, 11/06/2019 - 14/06/2019 s. 1-16.

APA

Bækgaard, M., Herd, P., & Moynihan, D. (2019). “Welfare Queens" and "Poor Carinas”: Social Constructions and the Mental Health of Welfare Clients. 1-16. Paper præsenteret ved Public Management Research Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

CBE

Bækgaard M, Herd P, Moynihan D. 2019. “Welfare Queens" and "Poor Carinas”: Social Constructions and the Mental Health of Welfare Clients. Paper præsenteret ved Public Management Research Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

MLA

Bækgaard, Martin, Pamela Herd og Donald Moynihan “Welfare Queens" and "Poor Carinas”: Social Constructions and the Mental Health of Welfare Clients. Public Management Research Conference, 11 jun. 2019, Chapel Hill, USA, Paper, 2019. 16 s.

Vancouver

Bækgaard M, Herd P, Moynihan D. “Welfare Queens" and "Poor Carinas”: Social Constructions and the Mental Health of Welfare Clients. 2019. Paper præsenteret ved Public Management Research Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

Author

Bækgaard, Martin ; Herd, Pamela ; Moynihan, Donald. / “Welfare Queens" and "Poor Carinas”: Social Constructions and the Mental Health of Welfare Clients. Paper præsenteret ved Public Management Research Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.16 s.

Bibtex

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