(Livelihood) Employment of mothers
The number of women in employment whose youngest child is under the age of 18, has steadily increased since 2006. In 2006 around 60 percent of all mothers were employed, but in 2018 the rate was 69 percent. This increase in the employment rate is primarily due to an increase in the employment of mothers with young children. However, mothers continue to significantly reduce their working hours as a result of starting a family, which is associated with negative consequences for professional development and thus for individual and family security. Prognos conducted the study "(Existenzsichernde) Erwerbstätigkeit von Müttern" ([Livelihood] Employment of mothers) on behalf of the Effective Family Policy competence office.
Autor: Andreas Heimer, Dr David Juncke, Lisa Krämer, Dr Stefan Moog, Johanna Nicodemus, Evelyn Stoll
Kunde: Effective Family Policy competence office (Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth)
Familie, Kinder & Jugend