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Childcare

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Although children over the age of one are legally entitled to a day care centre place, the demand for such places still exceeds supply. Moreover, only one third of all children at primary school can stay there all day. This shortage of afternoon care means that many parents cannot work as much as they would like to.

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Wido Geis-Thöne

Dr. Wido Geis-Thöne

Senior Economist für Familienpolitik

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Axel Plünnecke

Prof. Dr. Axel Plünnecke

Head of the Research Unit Education, Migration and Innovation

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