German moms face numerous hurdles to get again to work | EUROtoday

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Women make up almost half the lively inhabitants in Germany, however the arrival of a child fully modifications their place within the labour market. More than 70 p.c of moms of kids underneath the age of six work half time. Mothers – notably within the west of Germany – are nonetheless inspired to remain at dwelling for a number of years after giving start, however a mediocre childcare system additionally performs a component. The lack of nursery locations is obvious, with greater than 400,000 youngsters on ready lists. In response, the state is investing billions and even ensures childcare locations for all youngsters as much as the age of 10. But the issue persists. Our correspondents report.