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Urban social exclusion and mental health of China’s rural-urban migrants : A review and call for research. / Li, Jie; Rose, Nikolas.

In: HEALTH AND PLACE, Vol. 48, No. 20-30, JHAP1885, 11.2017, p. 20-30.

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Li, J & Rose, N 2017, 'Urban social exclusion and mental health of China’s rural-urban migrants: A review and call for research', HEALTH AND PLACE, vol. 48, no. 20-30, JHAP1885, pp. 20-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.08.009

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Li, J., & Rose, N. (2017). Urban social exclusion and mental health of China’s rural-urban migrants: A review and call for research. HEALTH AND PLACE, 48(20-30), 20-30. [JHAP1885]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.08.009

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Li J, Rose N. Urban social exclusion and mental health of China’s rural-urban migrants: A review and call for research. HEALTH AND PLACE. 2017 Nov;48(20-30):20-30. JHAP1885. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.08.009

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Li, Jie ; Rose, Nikolas. / Urban social exclusion and mental health of China’s rural-urban migrants : A review and call for research. In: HEALTH AND PLACE. 2017 ; Vol. 48, No. 20-30. pp. 20-30.

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