MPIDR Working Paper

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.
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2001-003
Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (January 2001)
This working paper has now been published in Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft, 26 (1), 55-65.
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This paper provides first a concise overview of institutional day-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 analyze the actual day-care situation for children living in eastern Germany. The paper concludes with considerations of the consequences of a changing day-care situation for the opportunities of women (particularly mothers) in the New Länder to participate in the labor force. (AUTHORS)
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