The Beginning of British Rule, 1878–1900

  • Gregory Neocleous


The genesis and growth of the social insurance scheme in Cyprus occurred within the timeframe of British imperial rule. This chapter considers and explores the foundations of the British colonial era. The events during the first years of the British governance of the island are of particular importance since they identify and highlight the social conditions of the Cypriot people and relate to subsequent developments in social insurance.


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  • Gregory Neocleous
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  1. 1.Department of Social Sciences/Social WorkUniversity of NicosiaNicosiaCyprus

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