Women in Jamaica patterns of reproduction and family; by George W. Roberts and Sonja A. Sinclair; with an introd. by Vera Rubin. by George W. Roberts

Cover of: Women in Jamaica | George W. Roberts

Published by KTO Press in Millwood, N.Y .

Written in English

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  • Women -- Jamaica,
  • Women -- Health and hygiene -- Jamaica,
  • Fertility, Human -- Jamaica,
  • Family -- Jamaica

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

ContributionsSinclair, Sonja.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 346 p. ill. ;
Number of Pages346
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19377440M

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