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The child in the family

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Published by Addison-Wesley Pub. Co. in Reading, Mass .
Written in English



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  • Child development -- United States,
  • Parent and child -- United States,
  • Problem families -- United States

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Edition Notes

StatementJay Belsky, Richard M. Lerner, Graham B. Spanier.
ContributionsLerner, Richard M., Spanier, Graham B.
LC ClassificationsHQ792.U5 B44 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 276 p. :
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3170109M
ISBN 100201101475
LC Control Number83012255

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