‘The fragile child – The bankruptcy of family politics’

5th February 2013, Comments 0 comments

Germany's birth rate struggles to rise despite spending the most of the EU countries on family aid.

 ‘The fragile child – The bankruptcy of family politics’
 Der Spiegel

At €200bn per year, Germany is the European country that spends the most on family aid. But despite this effort, the birth rate continues to decline.

A government study shows that this aid is wasted, explains the weekly, which believes more should be invested in childcare and educational initiatives.

"It would be just as radical a turning point as were the labour market reforms of the Agenda 2010," which took place under the leadership of Social Democratic Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, says the magazine.

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Reprinted with permission of Presseurop.


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