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  title={Conservative Social Politics in Austria, 1880–1890},
  author={Margarete Maria Grandner},
  journal={Austrian History Yearbook},
  pages={77 - 107}
  • M. Grandner
  • Published 1 January 1996
  • History, Economics
  • Austrian History Yearbook
During the government of Count Eduard Taaffe a series of social laws were enacted in Austria that set maximum hours in factories and mines, placed restrictions on the employment of women and young people, and introduced accident and sickness insurance. With this legislation, Austria obtained a unique position: no other country had both extensive protective labor legislation, including the ”normal workday,” and obligatory sickness and accident insurance for industrial workers on its law books in… 

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