Public policies and the young worker in Imperial Germany; public policies towards apprentices and young workers 1918-1933; youth unemployment and policies towards unemployed youth 1918-1933; new approaches to the problem adolescent? - the reform of youth welfare and juvenile justice in the post-war period; juvenile crime and the practice of juvenile justice; reforming the delinquent? - probation and correctional education; from Republic to Third Reich.
Elizabeth Harvey's exemplary monograph on youth welfare in Weimar is ... social history at its best. Harvey analyses a prodigious quantity of contemporary publications and summarises this material with great clarity and control. Harvey draws on vivid material in the Hamburg archives to illustrate the treatment of young female delinquents, a previously neglected area of research. Harvey fills major gaps in the existing literature on youth welfare under the Weimar Republic. * E.D.R. Harrison, History Today * 'Elizabeth Harvey's excellent and subtly nuanced monograph on "youth policy" in the Wiemar years provides revealing evidence of the links between hyperinflation and the social and cultural crisis described by Feldman.' Times Literary Supplement