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close this folder Jamaica - A background
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Clarke. Edith, "Land tenure and the family in four selected communities in Jamaica", Social and Economic Studies (University of the West Indies), vol. I (1953), No.4.

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Fass, Simon, "Housing the ultra-poor: theory and practice in Haiti", Journal of the American Planning Association. vol. 53 (1987), No.2.

Ford-Smith, Honor, with Gal, Sistren Lionheart, Life Stories of Jamaican Women (London, Women' Press, 1986).

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Kingsley, Thomas, and Mclean, Peter, "Land use and development pressures in the Kingston Metropolitan Area," Working paper, Town Planning Review Project, July 1987.

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