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Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 824209, 6 pages
A Conceptual Model Facilitating the Transition of Involuntary Migrant Families
School of Health and Society, Kristianstad University, 291 88 Kristianstad, Sweden
Received 17 August 2011; Accepted 5 October 2011
Academic Editor: B. D. Powe
Copyright © 2011 Kerstin Linnéa Samarasinghe. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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