Willi Brandt


Willi Brandt 

Chancellor of the FRG 1969-74

Social developments:


  • Pensions were raised by 5%, even more for war-wounded men and their widows
  • Sickness benefits rose
  • Tax-free allowances extended for children
  • A fund was set up for handicapped children
  • A Town Planning Act - protect environment
  • Accident insurance improved


  • Funds on education and scientific research was raised by 300%
  • School leaving age raised to 16
  • More money allocated to school buildings
  • Scholarships provided for graduates
  • Grants for students for poorer families


  • Allowances for training and for refugees from the GDR…


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