Social welfare services and social work in the Federal Republic of Germany
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Published by Deutscher Verein f. Öffentl. u. Private Fürsorge, Grote [in Komm.] in Frankfurt (Main), Köln, Stuttgart .
Written in English



  • Germany (West)


  • Social service -- Germany (West),
  • Germany (West) -- Social policy.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementFranz Flamm ; [transl. by Annette Brandeis].
SeriesSchriften des Deutschen Vereins für Öffentliche und Private Fürsorge ;, Schrift 250E
LC ClassificationsHV275 .F5313
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 196 p. ;
Number of Pages196
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5002203M
ISBN 103774563349
LC Control Number76509958

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The book sets out the phases of welfare state development in depth. Social policies are analysed in view of wider contexts, especially the nation state, the rule of law (Rechtsstaat), federalism and democracy. The author emphasizes the dialectics between the national character of the welfare state and its manifold international references.   Introduction. The concept “welfare state” refers in general to areas of state policy that are directed toward ensuring social security and the organization of social services, called “social policy” (in German, Sozialpolitik).). “Welfare regimes” are characterized by the state’s intervention in market conditions in various ways and with different aims, and by its aim to influence. The book explains the origins since the medieval times, but concentrates on the 19th and 20th centuries, especially on the introduction of the social insurance , of the expansion of the system in the Weimar Republic, under the Nazi-System and after World War II in the FRG and the GDR.   Social assistance is provided in the form of services, benefit payments and benefits in kind (other than services). Book II of the Social Code (known as the Hartz IV Act) entered into force on 1 January in an effort to combat unemployment.

West Germany. Social security benefits were low, social services, eg old people’s homes, were in a poor condition and there was collective as well as individual (relative) poverty. In the late 80s, the GDR became the first welfare state to collapse under the burden of its social services (Mario Rainer Lepsius). Health and welfare. Germany’s system of social benefits is among the world’s most elaborate and all-embracing. A pioneer in establishing social welfare benefits, imperial Germany in the s became the first country to provide health and accident insurance, workers’ and employees’ benefits and pensions, and miners’ insurance. (Under German labour law, a categorical distinction is. Germany Table of Contents. THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL POLICY in Germany has followed a unique historical path. During a long process of growth and social experimentation, Germany combined a vigorous and highly competitive capitalist economy with a social welfare system that, with some exceptions, has provided its citizens cradle-to-grave security. This service later became the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service, predecessor to the U.S. Public Health Service of today. States are given Federal help in quarantine law enforcement. The Marine Hospital Service extended to Navy men. How to Cite this Article (APA Format): Social welfare development in the s. ().

Social Welfare Division. The Social Welfare Division (SWD) of the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services assists in empowering the vulnerable in society to enjoy a better quality of life by providing financial and social assistance in accordance with existing laws, regulations and policies. The Weimar Republic () saw a further expansion of social welfare programs. In war victims' benefits were added to the social welfare system. In the Youth Welfare Act was passed, which today continues to serve as the basic vehicle for all youth-related programs. While West Germany is an affluent society, it is also progressive in terms of its social weflare system. This country's constitution of May, , known as The Basic Law, formed the foundation of the system that simultaneously guarantees human dignity and free personal development and promotes social justice and progress. A national economic policy, called the "social market economy," has also. This book provides a historical survey of the development of social protection in Germany up to It is based on the realization that the modern, complex “system” of social protection is.