By Beate Althammer,Lutz Raphael,Tamara Stazic-Wendt

In some ways, the ecu welfare kingdom constituted a reaction to the hot sorts of social fracture and financial turbulence that have been born out of industrialization-challenges that have been really acute for teams whose integration into society appeared the main tenuous. overlaying a variety of nationwide instances, this quantity explores the connection of vulnerable social ties to poverty and the way principles approximately this courting proficient welfare regulations within the 19th and 20th centuries. by way of targeting 3 consultant populations-neglected young children, the homeless, and the unemployed-it offers a wealthy, comparative attention of the moving perceptions, representations, and lived stories of social vulnerability in glossy Europe.

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