Lov om Alderdomsunderstøttelse til værdige trængende udenfor Fattigvæsnet

Malene Jensen

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


The law regarding old-age pension from 1891 is often considered a mix of the of common ideologies of the century and a reform or even creation of the Danish welfare state. This project focuses on how the political parties portray the deserving poor during the negotiations about the bill, and how the final law regarding old-age pension portrays the deserving poor. To answer this question, the negotiations were analyzed using models of communication as well as analyses of language and phrases used in the political speeches and the final law. The political party “Højre” believes that the needy possess little instinct of self-preservation if too much help is offered by the government. “Venstre” views the poor as individuals who have been hard-working and deserve a nice old age. Finally, “Socialdemokratiet” wishes for the old-age pension to be a right for the poor without as many conditions as the bill has. The final law ends up primarily adapting Højre’s view of the needy, however, parts of Venstre’s portrayal of the poor also appear in the law.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2016
Antal sider26
VejledereKarin Cohr Lützen


  • velfærdsstat
  • 1891
  • alderdomsunderstøttelse
  • værdige trængende