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This Perspective presents remarks given by Founding Director Michael Sherraden upon receiving the Society for Social Work and Research’s 2023 Distinguished Career Achievement Award in a ceremony at the society’s 2023 annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, on January 14, 2023.

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Sherraden, M. (2023, January). Comments on receiving the Distinguished Career Achievement Award of the Society for Social Work and Research (CSD Perspective No. 23-02). Washington University, Center for Social Development.


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