Interview , News of 13 November 2015

Costs of "Family Working-Time Benefits Model" (Familienarbeitszeit) Manageable in the Short Term: Six Questions to Kai-Uwe Müller

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Mr. Müller, what is the current state of the work-life balance in Germany?

Since the introduction of Elterngeld, the situation has improved. Especially the expansion of subsidized day-care for small children has contributed to this development. On the other hand, there’s still a relatively widespread dissatisfaction with the work-life balance. Mothers would like to participate more in the labor market; fathers are working much more and often would like to reduce their hours. [...]

This interview with Kai-Uwe Müller is published in DIW Economic Bulletin 45/2015 | PDF, 98.25 KB .
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