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Social Insurance and Older People in Cyprus



Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Gregory Neocleous
    Pages 1-9
  3. Gregory Neocleous
    Pages 11-48
  4. Gregory Neocleous
    Pages 49-87
  5. Gregory Neocleous
    Pages 139-173
  6. Gregory Neocleous
    Pages 175-212
  7. Gregory Neocleous
    Pages 213-226
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 227-257

About this book


This book explores and analyses the evolution of social insurance in Cyprus from 1878, beginning with the arrival of the British after 300 years of Ottoman occupation.

Neocleous follows the struggles of the labour movement which raised the issue of social insurance and initiated the campaign for its introduction in Cyprus. The book also evaluates the social conditions of the general population, with particular emphasis on older people, including a detailed study and analysis of their role and the movement for improved pensions.

Taking into account historical sources, sociological theory, and anthropological concepts, this discourse is embedded within a rich historical framework, as well as an integration of the most contemporary scholarship in the field.


Cypriot independence Colonialism Labour movement Pensions Trade unions

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social Sciences/Social WorkUniversity of NicosiaNicosiaCyprus

About the authors

Gregory Neocleous is Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Nicosia, Cyprus.

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