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Youth and the Welfare State in Weimar Germany

Elizabeth Harvey


This is a study of social policy in Weimar Germany. The Weimar Republic gave German youth new social rights and a pledge of generous educational and welfare provision. Public social and welfare policies would, it was hoped, banish the spectre of delinquent and rebellious youth, and ensure that the future citizens, workers, and mothers of Germany's new democracy would be well-adjusted, efficient, and healthy. But how far could the would-be architects of modern technocratic welfare realize their vision in the midst of the economic and political instability of the Great Depression? How did young ... More

Keywords: Weimar Germany, German youth, social rights, education, welfare policies, Great Depression, vocational training, labour market policies, reformatory schooling, juvenile justice system, Third Reich

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198204145
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204145.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Harvey, author
University of Liverpool