State policy and urban employment of refugees: The Greek case (1923–30)

  title={State policy and urban employment of refugees: The Greek case (1923–30)},
  author={George D. Kritikos},
  journal={European Review of History: Revue europ{\'e}enne d'histoire},
  pages={189 - 206}
  • G. Kritikos
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • Economics
  • European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire
The case of the Greek-Orthodox refugees transferred to Greece after 1923 is unique: it was the first obligatory exchange of populations in world history. Whereas the overwhelming majority of studies published on this issue deal with its political, rural or economic aspects, this paper attempts to explore the field of urban refugee employment. The primary question investigated is how a poor, war-weary country with a population barely over 5,000,000 managed to provide urban employment for 1,221… 
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