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135 After the enactment of the Poor Law of 1854, poor relief was decreased, and was mainly confined to providing additional basically the task of ‘the churches and special institutions of funding to church foundations. This situation continued until beneficicence’. There was reluctance to provide poor relief the introduction of the Social Security Act in 1965, because funded by the authorities. Municipalities were only allowed to this meant that every resident of the Netherlands was entitled provide poor relief in exceptional cases. The College thought, to financial support when they fell into poverty. Because, in however, that the churches and the town should be more active fact, this rendered the Burgerlijk Armbestuur superfluous, in providing support to the poor. At such occasions, the origin its properties were transferred to the Elisabeth Strouven of the funds of the College of Governors and the division that Foundation. had been decided on in 1815 became contentious issues as did the question of the actual autonomy of the College. Eventually, this led to new regulations, including a change of name from College of Governors of the Poor to Burgerlijk Armbestuur. Gradually, the Burgerlijk Armbestuur came to shift the focus of its activities to intramural activities. Extramural support


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