The German workman: a study in national efficiency (Google eBook)

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P. S. King, 1906 - Labor and laboring classes - 304 pages
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Page 125 - Device, by Palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose on any of His Majesty's Subjects; every Person wandering abroad and lodging in any Barn or Outhouse, or in any deserted or unoccupied Building, or in the Open Air, or under a Tent, or in any Cart or Wagon, not having any visible Means of Subsistence, and not giving a Good Account of himself or herself...
Page 95 - ... police rules for the conditions of dwellings, by appointing inspectors of dwellings and opening dwellings' register offices. In their treatment of this problem the German municipalities have an advantage in their favor in the landed estate which commonly forms an important part of a city's assets. It is for the most part land unbuilt upon and not always within the present municipal area, yet its eligibility for public and for residential purposes increases every year as the means of locomotion...
Page 170 - Bavaria, indeed, the public pawnshop (LciJutnstalt) is an institution of ancient origin. The privilege of carrying on pawnshops was conferred upon several towns by the Crown as far back as last century, and in the case of Munich so long ago as the year 1754. Munich has four of these institutions, under the direct control of the municipality, which provides the buildings, appoints the officials, and finances the undertakings. The modus operandi in vogue there I propose to describe somewhat in detail....
Page 156 - ... defects and chronic ailments of importance, in order that the limitations of the pupil may be understood and that curable defects and disorders may receive appropriate attention. If the state requires the unintermittent attendance at school of children from tender age onward for a period of six, seven or eight years, it incurs a large measure of direct responsibility for their physical welfare.1 The day is nigh, perhaps, when the elementary school will have quite openly as its first great aim,...
Page vii - ... workers. But this efficiency must inevitably have suffered had we not secured to our working classes, by the social legislation of recent years, a tolerable standard of life, and had we not, so far as was possible, guaranteed their physical health.
Page 97 - ... and footpaths, and went further in undertaking to advance money on mortgage for building purposes should the building societies' revenues prove inadequate, with the provision that the society must refund the loan by regular repayments in such a manner that on termination of the lease the mortgage will be redeemed. The municipality will then take over the land and the dwellings built upon it without compensation.
Page 163 - ... continued to evade the eye both of parents and teachers. and might have been the source of permanent injury to the children concerned. To cite the case of Berlin: There school doctors were first employed in the year 1902, and of the children notified in that year for primary admission to school 12.3 per cent, had to be put back for varying terms. In 26 per cent, of the cases the reason was general physical weakness, in 16 per cent., delicate constitution, in 10 per cent., tuberculosis. of the...
Page 164 - ... per cent, of the cases the reason was general physical weakness, in 16 per cent., delicate constitution, in 10 per cent., tuberculosis. of the lungs. Last year (1905) the number of newly registered children examined was 34,562, and of these 2,927, or 8.5 per cent, were put back, while 7,041, or 23.7 per cent, were placed under oversight, making the total number under oversight in that year 24,225. The reason for oversight was defective sight in 224 per cent, of the cases, and general weakness...
Page 249 - State-citizen, and to enjoy all other civil rights under the same presuppositions as the natives, and likewise is to be treated equally with regard to legal prosecution or legal protection. No German may be restricted from the exercise of this right by the authorities of his own State or by the authorities of any of the other Confederated States. Those regulations which have reference to the care of the poor, and their admission into local parishes are not affected by the principles set down in the...
Page 205 - ... too extensions are allowable. The employees are divided into " danger classes," and the premiums levied are fixed accordingly in a " danger tariff." The workman makes no contributions ; the employer bears the whole liability. The compensation payable in case of injury begins only at the expiration'of thirteen weeks after the occurrence of the accident, the sick fund or the individual employer being responsible in the interval ; after that time the trade association provides all requisite medical...

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