Measuring outcomes of voluntary organisation activities summary scoping paper on conceptual and methodological issues by Jeremy Kendall

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StatementJeremy Kendall and Martin Knapp.
ContributionsKnapp, Martin., London School of Economics and Personal Science. Personal Social Services Research Unit., Voluntary Activity Unit.
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Pagination12p. ;
Number of Pages12
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