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COVID-19 and the Unequalizing Infrastructures of Financial Inclusion in Tamil Nadu. / Guérin, Isabelle; Guermond, Vincent; Joseph, Nithya; Natarajan, Nithya; Venkatasubramanian, Govindan.

In: DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE, Vol. 52, No. 4, 07.2021, p. 927-951.

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Guérin, I, Guermond, V, Joseph, N, Natarajan, N & Venkatasubramanian, G 2021, 'COVID-19 and the Unequalizing Infrastructures of Financial Inclusion in Tamil Nadu', DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 927-951. https://doi.org/10.1111/dech.12674

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Guérin, I., Guermond, V., Joseph, N., Natarajan, N., & Venkatasubramanian, G. (2021). COVID-19 and the Unequalizing Infrastructures of Financial Inclusion in Tamil Nadu. DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE, 52(4), 927-951. https://doi.org/10.1111/dech.12674

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Guérin I, Guermond V, Joseph N, Natarajan N, Venkatasubramanian G. COVID-19 and the Unequalizing Infrastructures of Financial Inclusion in Tamil Nadu. DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE. 2021 Jul;52(4):927-951. https://doi.org/10.1111/dech.12674

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Guérin, Isabelle ; Guermond, Vincent ; Joseph, Nithya ; Natarajan, Nithya ; Venkatasubramanian, Govindan. / COVID-19 and the Unequalizing Infrastructures of Financial Inclusion in Tamil Nadu. In: DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE. 2021 ; Vol. 52, No. 4. pp. 927-951.

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