History of Social Policy in Greece

The seminar follows the shaping of social policy in Greece from the first post-revolutionary decades to the interwar period. Furthermore it examines how the social issue of poverty was shaped immediately after Independence, how Greek society dealt with its poor during the first post-revolutionary decades and how the cholera epidemic of 1854 was the catalyst for the emergence of the issue of poverty in a social context that requires urgent action. It also examines how, in the second half of the 19th century, the charitable movement took over the management of poverty, the discourse that is developed about poverty and how it devoted itself to the welfare and moralization of poor children and poor women. Moreover the seminar examines how the issue of wage labor arises in the first decades of the 20th century, how the labour and trade union movement is organized, and the first set of labour policy measures, how the issue of public health is raised and how social security emerges. Finally, it examines the birth of a feminist consciousness in the last decades of the 19th century as well as the emergence of interwar feminism.

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