3000 euros donated by the state: Greens in Bavaria are demanding a 50/50 bonus for parents
Created: 01/11/2023 06:45
By: Felix Herz
As a bonus for successfully implemented equality with regard to parental leave, the Greens in Bavaria want to pay out 3,000 euros (symbolic image).
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In order to ensure more equality in parental leave, the Greens want to give away 3000 euros.
They have now presented a corresponding concept.
Munich – There are still significantly more women who take parental leave than men.
The latter often avoid this for professional reasons, and it is not yet fully accepted by society that men take longer parental leave.
The Greens in Bavaria now want to take action against this – by rewarding equal parental leave.
Bonus payment for equality: Greens in Bavaria want to give away 3000 euros
A concept paper that the Bavarian Greens presented in Munich on Tuesday, January 10, states the basic idea: "If both partners take 50 percent of the parental leave, the family gets 3,000 euros for free".
This "50/50 bonus" is intended to reward equality.
According to a study by the Federal Institute for Population Research (BIB) presented in December, only about every tenth man takes more than two months parental leave.
This means that mothers still take on a large part of the child care, while fathers miss time with their offspring.
Parental allowance is paid for a maximum of 14 months if both parents participate in childcare.
The proportion of fathers who take parental leave has risen in recent years, but there is still great inequality.
The "50/50 bonus", which the Greens are now presenting, should help to allow more freedom of choice when structuring parental leave.
Greens in Bavaria: Numerous advantages through equal parental leave
Equal care work strengthens the bond with the child, according to the Greens.
And: It “enables women on parental leave and afterwards an equal choice of life and work”.
Well-trained women would find it easier to stay in the job and maintain their career opportunities, and skilled workers would remain in the labor market.
Fathers, on the other hand, would be able to spend more time with their offspring.
fhz with dpa)
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