Housing Affordability and Population Chang in the Upper Midwestern North Woods

Published on Jan 1, 2006
· DOI :10.1007/1-4020-3902-6_14
Roger B. Hammer28
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(UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison),
Richelle Winkler15
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(UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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