Well-faring Towards Uncertain Futures: A Comparative Perspective on Youth in Marginalised Positions

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Well-faring Towards Uncertain Futures: A Comparative Perspective on Youth in Marginalised Positions. / Højlund, Susanne; Meinert, Lotte; Frederiksen, Martin Demant; Dalsgaard, Anne Line.

I: Anthropology in Action, Bind 18, Nr. 3, 2011, s. 45-56.

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