EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about parental leave in Germany
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about parental leave in Germany

Both new mums and dads in Germany can take advantage of a generous parental leave policy. Here’s what you need to know, including the unique way leave can be split up, how it applies to freelancers, and where the Bundesrepublik stands in comparison to other countries.

Working parents to get more options with Plus

Working parents to get more options with Plus

FDP calls for basic children’s income

FDP calls for basic children’s income

New FDP calls for end to parenting payment

New FDP calls for end to parenting payment

Extension to parenting payments scrapped

Extension to parenting payments scrapped

Merkel’s cabinet backs tough austerity package

Merkel’s cabinet backs tough austerity package

Family Ministry projects suspended due to budget cuts

Family Ministry projects suspended due to budget cuts

Major review of family benefits planned

Major review of family benefits planned

Poor families hit by parenting payment cuts

Poor families hit by parenting payment cuts

Where the axe has fallen: a budget cut breakdown

Where the axe has fallen: a budget cut breakdown

Family minister suggests cut to parental benefits

Family minister suggests cut to parental benefits

Berlin fusses over EU birth rate study

Berlin fusses over EU birth rate study

Parental leave eased to keep Germans working

Parental leave eased to keep Germans working

Here’s how Germany plans to reform ‘Elterngeld’ for new parents
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Here’s how Germany plans to reform ‘Elterngeld’ for new parents