I am very impressed by the work of Professor Jutta Allmendinger, President of the Social Science Research Centre Berlin.

She writes in Die ZEIT: ‘Women’s satisfaction is plummeting, their satisfaction with their gainful employment, with their family situation, with their lives. Retraditionalisation is therefore an almost trivialising word. It’s too nice. It’s about the loss of women’s dignity, respect and rights. Until recently, the marriage market was much more profitable for women than the labour market. That has only changed in the last four years.’

But the major differences could be remedied differently: Paid and unpaid work should be split equally – you’d meet at a 32hour week. That would be good for the economy.

We need more fathers’ months in childcare. More incentives for #part-time work for fathers. Do away with marriage splitting. Higher pay scales for jobs that are mostly carried out by women.

The long road out of the crisis calls for a systematic review of all economic aid programmes: Do they help women as much as men?

What do you think of the idea of reviewing state aid programmes to see whether they also help women?

herVIEW - Natascha Hoffner

Posted by Natascha Hoffner, Founder & CEO of herCAREER, WiWo columnist, LinkedIn TOP Voice 2020, W&V 2019 – 100 Köpfe
published on LinkedIn on 04.06.2020