Early Childhood Education and Care in Germany
Availability of childcare is a major problem in Germany, especially for younger children because of Germany's views that mothers should stay home and care for children before they reach school age.
Although 90 percent of three to five year olds are covered in Germany under public and publicy-subsidized childcare facilities in preschools, hours can be very inconvenient for working mothers.
"Germany Country Summary."2004. Columbia University: The Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child, Youth, and Family Policies, Retrieved 10/24/2006 (www.childpolicyintl.org).
Trzcinski, Eileen. 2000. "Family Policy in Germany: A Feminist Dilemma?" Feminist Economics 6(1):21-44.
The information in this website is a combination of the professional research we have cited and thoughts towards German work-family policy. The purpose of this website is to inform the general public about work-family policy in Germany. This site was compiled in less than a month as a final project for Sociology 601-02: Gender, Work & Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective with Professor Brayfield.