1965 - General Assistance Act

Policy Field: 
Family & Children
Topic: 
Childcare
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Major Implications of the Reform: 

The General Assistance Act established that mainly the State would finance the minimum income protection system. Under this act, the municipalities carried responsibility for organising local administrations that provide general assistance to people who are not able to provide for their livelihood. Among other areas, the act covered the (limited) indirect financing of childcare, meaning that nurseries received financial support from the State, although they were still privately organised.