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Social Policy (Germany)
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Social Policy (Germany)

In 1914–18 this was understood as including all legal and administrative measures of the German Reich, the federal states and the communal administrations for the regulation of the labor market and the welfare of soldiers’ relatives, war victims and surviving dependents. In addition, social policy extended in the war years to ensuring food supplies, regulating the residential property market, and amending previous social security conditions. After the outbreak of war, German…

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Cornelissen, Christoph, “Social Policy (Germany)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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