The Essence of State Social Policy in Czechoslovakia in the Years of the First Republic (1918–1938)
This study gives an account of the basic principles of social policy in interwar Czechoslovakia and introduces the leading Czech theorists in this area of domestic politics. Of the extensive activities in the area of social politics, particular attention is paid to those based on co-operation between state welfare and voluntary care for citizens who found themselves in critical social situations resulting from lost employment, illness or old age. The democratic climate of the young state created a dignified environment comparable with standards seen in Europe as a whole.
Keywords: social policy; working hours; unemployment; social security; leave; Ghent system; economic crisis