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Fathers and Family Compatibility

When there is a mention of reconciliation of work/study and family, the first thing that comes to mind are mothers with small children. However, the topic is much more diverse. More and more men seek – and consequently assume – an active role within the family. * Additional opportunities were created by means of the parental allowance and parental time control with the intention that parents may divide their upcoming duties freely within 12 or 14 months according to their own wishes, whereby a combination of simultaneous and alternating occupation is possible. According to Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Women, Family, Health and Integration, the number of fathers requiring parental leave already rose to 18% in 2011. 

However, it should be noted that “part time“work is still a highly unusual case for most men, while this is the established case for women. You can find helpful tips as to how to use the parental leave as a husband and what it involves, on the pages of or, or in the information sections of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Women, Family, Health and Integration and the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS).

Väterarbeit in Niedersachsen und Väter in Niedersachsen
Abenteuer Teilzeit: Argumente für Männer sowie Dossier Väter und Familie


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