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Einlegesystem (boarding), a type of social welfare institution in Austrian villages first introduced in 1863. In municipalities and villages without a home for the aged, poor members of the municipality were alternately boarded and lodged in various households. Usually these people were retired servants, almost 95 % of them were unmarried. The system was abolished in Lower Austria in 1893.
Literature: K. Konrad (ed.), Der alte Mensch in der Geschichte, 1982.