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Author Baloutzova, Svetla.

Title Demography and nation : social legislation and population policy in Bulgaria, 1918-1944 / Svetla Baloutzova
Published New York : Central European University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 280 pages)
Series CEU studies in the history of medicine ; v. 1
CEU Press studies in the history of medicine ; v. 1
Contents Building up a maternal and child healthcare service -- Public assistance -- Demography, media representations, and parliamentary discourse -- Activities "from below" : the league of mnogodetni, child-rich parents -- Petur Gabrovski and the law for large, mnogodetni, Bulgarian families
Summary Throughout centuries, authorities have put pains into 'engineering' their populations by attempting to regulate the birth and child mortality trends in either direction, or striving to achieve a desired 'population quality' design. The book contributes to the historical studies pursued in the social policy and population domain by channelling scholarly curiosity towards the less known path of East Europe. The monograph investigates the origins of state policy toward population and the family in Bulgaria. Reconstructs the evolution of state legislation in the field of social policy toward the family between the two World Wars, colored by concerns about the national good and demographic considerations. It sets the laws regarding family welfare in their framework of a distinctively cultural, historical and political discourse to follow the motives behind the legislative initiatives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-276) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Social legislation -- Bulgaria -- History -- 20th century
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Economic history.
Population policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Demography.
Social legislation.
Social policy.
Bulgaria -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1944.
Bulgaria -- Population policy
Bulgaria -- Social policy.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 128325669X