Working children: what, how long and how much

Balding,JW 1998. Working children: what, how long and how much. Education and Health 15(5),69-71. PDF

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Tributes from a Health Education Advisor to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

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Tribute from a Health Education Co-ordinator to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

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