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Poverty, migration and sex work: youth transitions in Ethiopia. / van Blerk, Lorraine.

In: Area, Vol. 40, No. 2, 06.2008, p. 245-253.

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van Blerk, L 2008, 'Poverty, migration and sex work: youth transitions in Ethiopia' Area, vol 40, no. 2, pp. 245-253., 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00799.x

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van Blerk, L. (2008). Poverty, migration and sex work: youth transitions in Ethiopia. Area, 40(2), 245-253. 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00799.x

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van Blerk L. Poverty, migration and sex work: youth transitions in Ethiopia. Area. 2008 Jun;40(2):245-253. Available from: 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00799.x

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van Blerk, Lorraine / Poverty, migration and sex work: youth transitions in Ethiopia.

In: Area, Vol. 40, No. 2, 06.2008, p. 245-253.

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title = "Poverty, migration and sex work: youth transitions in Ethiopia",
keywords = "Ethiopia, Sex work, Rural–urban migration, Youth transitions, Young people",
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volume = "40",
number = "2",
pages = "245--253",
journal = "Area",
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