Kinship and Social Security in Austria: A Social History for the 20th Century

1st Edition

Johannes Pflegerl, Christine Geserick

Studien Verlag, Austria
Published February 28, 2008
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9783706544801 - CAT# Y372555
Series: Studien Verlag

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The state and the family, including the whole network of relatives, are the two greatest providers of social security in modern Europe. Like the state, the family provides care, education and financial support to the individual. But how do state and family interact along social change? Using empirical data and findings from historical social research, the authors outline the embedding of family and kin in the Austrian social insurance system, as it evolved along the 20th century. This outline is illustrated by over 50 charts and tables for Austria and selected European countries.


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