Economic Bulletin of October 26, 2017
In Germany, four political parties are currently struggling to forge a mutual platform of government. In the wake of the last election, the share of female MPs in the German parliament, the Bundestag, declined significantly. Gender equality nevertheless needs to play a central role in the new government program. On the labor market, gender equality is still a faraway goal. The same is also true for care work, which includes day care for children and nursing care for relatives. There are still major differences between men and women when it comes to opportunities for participation, promotion, and higher pay in professional life.