“In Germany, there are 4.2 million families with children under the age of 12, consisting of either a single working parent or couples with both parents employed. Many parents are currently in the situation where they have to fulfill not just one, but two jobs simultaneously: childcare and homeschooling, in addition to their regular work in a home office. Five weeks of lockdown were a Herculean task for these parents.”

Marcel Fratzscher describes in his column in ZEIT ONLINE a scenario that, in most cases, burdens women.

Therefore, twelve economists from the DIW Berlin – German Institute for Economic Researchh are calling for a Corona Parental Benefit, which should enable both parents to temporarily reduce their working hours and receive financial compensation for it. Condition: Both parents should reduce their working hours.

In addition, parents and civil society initiatives are calling for the swift introduction of a Corona Parental Benefit and support for parents and children with the #coronaelterngeld appeal. Bravo to the initiators of the initiative: Kathrin Mahler Walther, Stefanie Lohaus, Dr. Helga Lukoschat, Kübra Gümüşay, Dr. Uta Kletzing, Christiane Bonk, Robert Franken, and Dr. Emilia Roig.

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Posted by Natascha Hoffner, Founder & CEO of herCAREER, WiWo columnist, LinkedIn TOP Voice 2020, W&V 2019 – 100 Köpfe
published on LinkedIn on 24.04.2024