Journal Article

Außerhäusliche Kinderbetreuung in Ostdeutschland vor und nach der Wiedervereinigung. Ein Vergleich mit Westdeutschland in den Jahren 1990-1999

Hank, K., Tillmann, K., Wagner, G. G.
Institutional child care in eastern Germany before and after Unification. A comparison with western Germany in the years 1990-1999
Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft, 26:1, 55–65 (2001)


The paper provides first a concise overview of institutional child care arrangements and their extent in the former GDR. Then institutional and infrastructural changes since German re-unification in 1990 are briefly discussed. In the empirical part, data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) for the period 1990 to 1999 are used to analyse the actual day-care situation for children living in eastern Germany. The paper concludes with reflections on the consequences of a changing child care situation for the opportunities of women (particularly mothers) in the New Länder to participate in the labour force.
Keywords: Germany, child care, female employment
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