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Legislative Measures Regarding the Protection of Motherhood in Greece

Despina Sapountzi-Krepia , Efstratios Kritikos , Katri Vehvilainen-Julkunen


The protection of motherhood and childhood are issue of highly importance, since they are directly connected with the continuation of a nation or of a national identity. For this reason, special measures for the protection of mothers and children are taken in almost every civilization. The findings of a study on the recording of the most important legal measures that were taken by the Greek government for the protection of motherhood from the establishment of the Greek State until the 1940's are presented in this article. The research carried out by using the historical methodology research.

Keywords: Motherhood protection, Greece, Legislation

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