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Social change and economic growth. Annual meeting of directors of development training and research institutes, Bergen (Norway) 11th-15th July, 1966. by

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Published by Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in [Paris] .
Written in English



  • Developing countries


  • Economic development -- Social aspects,
  • Social change,
  • Developing countries -- Social conditions

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 232-233.

ContributionsOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Development Centre.
LC ClassificationsHD82 .S582
The Physical Object
Pagination264 p.
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5676164M
LC Control Number68140033

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